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Post Reply How do you deal with a patronizing ass?
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Only if you have already built up an immunity to iocane powder over many years; then, you might as well use it.
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Probably punch them in the face.
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Punch him in the dick.^^
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Posted 6/16/13
I don't think I've ever been patronized...at least not that I noticed.....but then again I don't really give too many people my undivided attention 'cause most of them aren't worth it and most of the time all they're 'spoutin is crap.

Posted 6/16/13 , edited 6/16/13


spectralMagician wrote:

If my ass ever tried to patronize me I think the first thing I would do is go see a doctor.


lmao
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Kill them, obviously.
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Something like this.
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Depends on how I'm being patronized. If it's because I really am inferior in the subject matter I'm being patronized in, then there's no problem -- like most people, they're just trying to be nice while giving you bad news. If, on the other hand, what they're saying is wrong, then I need only show it. If I can't, then I can't be too sure they're saying anything wrong anyway, so I've nothing to complain about.

Really, I treat them the same way I treat anyone. If they make sense, then we can continue the discussion. If they don't make sense, then I either correct them, ask for clarification, or ignore the insensible portions (usually because they're irrelevant). Whether they look down on me is irrelevant to whether or not they're correct.
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Posted 6/16/13
With my fist.
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I think some people just don't know how to take a complement...
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By responding to their harassment, you are simply confirming to them that what they are doing is working. In this case, it comes to that old adage: don't feed the trolls. If you ignore them absolutely and completely, one of two things will happen. They will either leave you alone after a period or they will lose their cool.

If this person is your superior, go over their head and let someone else know. At one time in my life while working for a hotel, I managed to get another manager into a meeting with their superior and I spoke about their treatment of other employees openly. The problem was addressed and I made it clear to both that person and their boss that I would not put up with any sort of backlash over this. Afterward, that person who'd been talking down to pretty much everyone stopped what they were doing.

Sometimes people have being doing this sort of thing so long that they don't even realizing they are offending anyone.
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Posted 6/16/13

Card182 wrote:


minatothegreatjiraiya wrote:

You show them how mentally superior you are to them in a battle of wits.


Does this involve iocane powder?

I could be down for that kind of battle of wits with several people at work.


Ahhahahaha, that takes me back, inconceivable
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Sarcasm is a good defense against it. That or ignore it. It's hard for me to say, seeing as I'm the patronizing ass in the family.
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Look for a new job if it is bothering you that much. But do not leave until you find a new job an give notice your new employer will find that as an act of professionalism.
Posted 6/16/13
I'm sort of the person who says what I feel? So if someone's being a condescending asshole, I'll tell them like it is. I do not enjoy being put down or walked upon. But I know my limits--I had a boss who hated red heads, but hired me anyway, and he would constantly put me down about how I looked (in subtle ways), even though I quite like my hair. It was a summer job, part time, so I just grit my teeth through it. It wasn't anything too serious, anyhow.

If it's quite bad, you should tell them like it is. No one deserves being walked over, for any reason.
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