It really hurts when someone manipulates your words, making you seem “crazy.” Maybe they blow you off, making an assumption that what you’re saying isn’t relevant. It can be tough to come up with the perfect response to their rudeness, so take a look at these smart comebacks:
1. “Sorry, what did you say? I didn’t catch that.”
This is great to show that their words had such little impact on you that you didn’t even seem to hear them.
2. “You’re right.”
Biting back with sarcasm is a great way to get back at their comment without actually attacking them.
3. “Ouch, did you mean to be that rude?”
An honest response like this will show the person that you’re hurt, but not too hurt to let their words affect you.
4. “This conversation is over”
A response like this cuts to the chase and shows that you’re upset with how they’re treating you.
5. “Well, what do you think?”
Throw the ball back in their court by making them defend themselves by justifying why they think you’re being unreasonable.