How do you deal with a not so bright relative?

United States
October 19, 2015 7:33am CST
I have a relative who isn't very bright. We live 750 miles apart so our only contact is through e-mails. I stopped responding her her messages awhile ago but somehow we started corresponding again. And let me tell you, she is still no brighter than she was then. Let me give you an example. My e-mail account was hacked. "I" supposedly sent out diet information to my entire addy book. When I found out I changed my password then I sent a message to my addy book saying I didn't sent that diet info, I was hacked. I got a reply from this not so bright relative this morning. Her response was... Did I send you diet information, I don't remember doing that. Give me a break...
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@LadyDuck (147232)
• Switzerland
19 Oct 15
Oh my goodness, I know someone like that, no matter what I say she seems not to understand.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
There are probably more than yours and mine in the world, maybe we should hook them up!
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@LadyDuck (147232)
• Switzerland
19 Oct 15
@AbbyGreenhill I am sure there are many around, I know more than one.
@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Oct 15
I know several people like this, but I guess it depends on how much I like them as people as to whether or not I correspond with them often. I can forgive a nice person almost anything, even being computer illiterate. It can be frustrating, but one can always talk about the weather.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
That's all she usually talks about - the weather - over and over again. This is no kid, she's my age.
@dodoazo (17310)
• Philippines
10 Nov 15
Better explain to her for I know she didn't get the message and she's right. Imagine she has no smarter than you.
• United States
10 Nov 15
I am way smarter than she is thank God.
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@dodoazo (17310)
• Philippines
10 Nov 15
@AbbyGreenhill Give her always the benefit of the doubt. What she has learned from is of great benefit for her later life.
• United States
10 Nov 15
@dodoazo Lagter life - we're both in our later lives already! LOL
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@Missmwngi (9583)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Oct 15
People are just different and since sometimes we cannot change them we take them just as they are
• United States
19 Oct 15
Either that or ignore them, and I'm at that point, again.
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@Missmwngi (9583)
• Nairobi, Kenya
19 Oct 15
@AbbyGreenhill Don't ignore them always lest they say you are putting them aside. Interact when necessary and let it be minimal. I guess it is better than ignoring
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• United States
19 Oct 15
@Missmwngi I would communicate once in a blue moon I guess.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Oct 15
eh, relatives, stuck with them, just gotta ride out the silliness, lol
• United States
19 Oct 15
No I don't, I'll ignore her like I did previously!
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@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
18 Jan 16
It must be annoying to talk to this kind of people. They probably have very good observation skill, but they always draw the wrong conclusion.