Do you know anyone who always knows better?

........agent 99 -  Agents from Get Smart
@polachicago (19073)
United States
June 4, 2009 3:24pm CST
I have house visitor and she is going to stay with me for one more month. I like her, but what irritates me is that she always knows better, regardless of topic. She starts every sentence with “no” and she is finishing all sentences for me. Why she needs to say no? Because she knows better!!!.... I call her Agent 99..... [b]Do you know anyone who always knows better? [/b]
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@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
I think you would be referring to me and I have been known to be a "cia agent" because of that, knowing so much, I mean. It is a failing which I am trying to correct. These days, I have learned to just let the other person talk but I usually can't stand it after a while because people don't really have much to say and they tend to repeat themselves which leads me to think that they must think I am not getting it the first time. Cheers!!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
many people have bad memory and they repeat themselves over and over....
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Do I ever! My mother is just like that.She was once in real estate many years ago, and I brought her along to a conference in Atlantic city. In all the classes she had to add her 2 cents and considering things are very different now, it was funny. But after awile I had enough, so in one class we went to, we had to introduce ourselves.So I said "hi I am barbara from xxx and this is my mom who used to be in RE and she knows everything".It got quite a laugh and kept her quiet.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
good point, I have to try the trick....
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@TeaCup (230)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Yes, she lives in my neighborhood. I have avoided her for years-until this year, she tried to give me a ride to work, I politely refused. This woman knows 'everything'. The 'worst' kind that knows everything. She has no education but likes to appear to be on the same level as upper class people, and she insults people as well as gives them complements. She has admitted to losing many friends. I have heard her insult others in front of my face, as well as insulting me and my entire family. She has some money(more like her 'husbands' money) so she thinks that gives her the right to,and she only helps others to get something back. I can't wait until I move from this neighborhood. I'm done with her, and others like her.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
they don't let you talk and they don't know how to listen....
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@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Yes, I do know someone just like that. Unfortunately, that person also happens to be my HUSBAND!! I love him that is the only way I can explain being able to tolerate it. :) Just LOTS of love I guess.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Do you think that he really knows better?
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@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Yes, my sister. She actually just left my apartment yesterday morning. She came to stay with my Sunday night and left Wednesday morning. I was very happy about it. Since she got married three years ago we haven't seen each other that much. But she always knows better. However, I don't argue with that now. I did when we were teenagers...we'd get into arguments because she was always right, she always knew more...she did the same thing to my parents. She's really not that bad anymore though.
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• United States
4 Jun 09
I knew a lady like this , we were so called friends . She was a know it all , and always talked bad about everyone . I couldn't handle it anymore . When I was around her I would leave feeling bad because of her being so negative. I can't stand being around know it alls , or very negative people , they drain you .
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@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
4 Jun 09
I cut negative people out of my life. I don't need any unnecessary drama.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
at least my guest is very positive...
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• United States
5 Jun 09
Sometimes I wish that the person that knows better at my house was just a visitor but is actually my husband. I hate that he is always trying to say that he knows better or that he those things better than I do. If I try to help him he nerver lets me because he tells me that he those not need help and I don't know more than him. It's really anoying but sometimes I wont try to help him and he will actually ask for help after he messes everything and he needs me to fix it. The worst thing is that most of the time he would not thank me and he will say "I knew that i just wanted to know if you knew" or "it was just a test to see if you were capable". I think that he tries to be more than me because he actully knows I can do thing with out his help.
• United States
5 Jun 09
I don't like it when my wife is trying to help me when my friends are there because they make fun of me when she actually those it better than me. I'm not saying that she is not capable of doing things I know she is and she is actually better than me in somethings. But I just don't like the way my friends talk about me and that actually makes me feal less of a men sometimes. They actually take it to work so everybody at work will talk about it.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
maybe I am in much better situation because eventually she is going to go back home....
@sanuanu (11235)
• India
19 Jul 09
I think I know one person and that is your gf... Okay, no kidding. For me, I met a girl two years ago and kinda started liking her and surprisingly, she was more intelligent than me because in start I thought that I was the brighter one! LOL!
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
19 Jul 09
I don't mind of someone is really smarter, but smart people know how to listen, not only how to talk...
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• Brazil
18 Jun 09
I think that's a problem we all have to live with, because I think everyone know someone who knows better... I had a friend in my job once, he was always right. Anyone could argue with him.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Jun 09
yes, tell me more, many people pretend that they know more...
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Hi pola...I know exactly what you mean! I work with someone who has done everything and knows everything and has an answer for everything even if the answer is completely wrong! That is awesome that you call her Agent 99 - I think I might use that too! Thanks for that!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
13 Jun 09
she is shy when in bigger group of people.....long story...not she is repeating last word from my sentence and it drives me nuts....
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• Philippines
12 Jun 09
no! lol she doesn't know things better. she is just doing that because she has inferiority complex. she starts the conversation with a "no" then compere herself. most of them wants to prove that they are better but actually they are not. most of them will shut up if someone that has higher level of learning will speak out. but if you listen closely to their ideas it doesn't seem to have sense. it doesn't have a deeper analysis of the particular topic.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
12 Jun 09
you are absolutely right...
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@meapas (2433)
• India
5 Jun 09
You are lucky that person is going to stay with you for one more month. Be quick to learn many things from her. Make hay while sun shines. I too know one person who knows everything but I have not met him in person, I can just feel his presence. meapas
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
well, she is very nice and helpful, just Ms. Smart all the way...
• Thailand
5 Jun 09
Yes, my wife, I can never be right on any subject matter, she always has to have the last word and my thoughts are always wrong. Never mind thats the way these Asian women are............lol
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
wow, I thought that Asian are sweet and humble....
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
5 Jun 09
Apart from my wife, who usually does LOL, I don't have any friends whom I'd put in that category. However, over the years, I have worked with many, and yhat is probably on reason why I didn't befriend them. I don't think there is much of a comeback to this trait. I feel for yoy polachicago, as with this sort of houseguest he time could drag. Oh, just thoight of one, my former mothet-in-law.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Oh Mipen, mother in law always knows better....
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Jun 09
Hey polachicago, was just thinking I had not seen you in a while...and here you are. Yes, I work with someone like that. Last fall we were talking about the weather. The temp that morning was about 36 and I heard we might have snow flurries that day. Well, she set me straight, it would not snow that day, it was too cold to snow. I saw her at work today, she must be commuting from your place to where I work.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I am sure she did....
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@dismalgrin (2606)
• United States
8 Jun 09
Gosh, I have a friend just like that! It is annoying! Worse still she is younger than me by a lot and she likes to use that 'You don't respect my knowledge because I'm younger than you.' Argh! That has nothing to do with anything. She also likes to one up me all the time. When my youngest daughter was showing signs of delayed speech development she immediately signed up her son for delayed testing. Then her younger son has to be tested for stuff all the time. She loves to have stuff go wrong in her life as soon as anything happens in mine just so she can glory in things being worse for her, weather it's real or imagined.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
8 Jun 09
....such an pain....hard to deal with her, right?
• United States
8 Jun 09
Sometimes I think if I never have to talk to her again it will be alright! Haha, but she is my only friend so their is that to consider.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
10 Jun 09
it means that you have learn how to deal with her...
• United States
16 Jun 09
oh god yes. i know somebody who likes to lecture me all the time about "acting my age"..and then turns around and does bad things themselves.i'll be damned if i'll take an age lecture from somebody only 5 years older than me. even people that don't really know the person calls them a "know it all".how bad is that?
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
16 Jun 09
yes, I am not acting my age either...and someone reminds me about every day...
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• United States
16 Jun 09
a bit of a playful side keeps people young,i think. better playful than to end up a sour ol' crab like he did,i say. he's one step from a "hey you kids,get off my lawn" type now.
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
10 Jun 09
LOL!! agent 99 i love it. i think we all know people like that. and oh my it can begin to irritate the heck out of you. but i would either learn to ignore her or tell her we and agree to disagree.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
10 Jun 09
I start to ignore her and I change the subject fast enough to confuse her...
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@34momma (13891)
• United States
10 Jun 09
just brillant!! confusing her is the best way to go
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
And speaking of my step-mother (other discussion)... She does seem to know things better than anybody else. If you had a great vacation, she did it better or she didn't like it there, etc. But oh well, I can tolerate her.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
maybe she has low self esteem....
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@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Jun 09
Could very well be...
@kalav56 (11497)
• India
5 Jun 09
'why she needs to say 'no?' Because she is a 'know-all'?[only 'all no's] That is very irritating and I have also seen people like that who would know anything and everything in the world.
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• India
5 Jun 09
yes i agree with u
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
she has bad habit to start every sentence with NO.... she says No at least 50 times a day...she says no twice in one sentence... I told her that double negative make positive...
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Ya do SILs brother who lives with us. today he telling us we need to go walking just as we start out the door to do so. and took about 15 min around the block and we stopped to smell the flowers he keeps claiming took ua an hour or he has traised more kids so he knows what to do . yeah he is only 34 years old1
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
5 Jun 09
...and he knows better?...
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Jun 09
yeah he thinks he knows more than me how to raise a kid and that he is a know it all. LOLOLOLOLOL