We asked our Facebook community how they handle rude people. Here are some of their insights.
Minelle Mir: I don’t. I simply smile and don’t judge because I don’t know what they are going through in their life. It’s slightly more difficult but more compassionate.
Tricia Kasheta Kind: With a smile! I don’t let negative people control me.
Maria Louisa Clifford: I’m extra polite. If they’re being rude on purpose it infuriates them, and if they’re not no one loses out. It’s a win-win.
Heather Earley: Depends on the situation. If it’s of a professional nature, I smile and carry on as usual. If it’s someone I don’t know in a conversation or a casual setting, it depends on my mood. I might ignore them or I might look at them with my “whatever” facial expression…Most times I smile and ignore it.
Jenn Bacchus: No one is worth the aggravation. Walk away with a smile and be proud of who you are!
Vanessa Bott: I will not be degraded by people with a low self image. I will just walk away.
Sharon L. Crawford: Situations are different just like people. If I can ignore I will, if not [I try to] just be as nice as I can and remember they may be having a horrible day…and that one act of kindness could help their thinking.
Tiana Thorpe: With understanding. Who knows how bad or good their story has been so far and it’s not up to me to judge..Maybe I’ve been brought into their life to help guide them to a more positive one. No harm in trying.
Staci Rodriguez: Spread love, light, and compassion. Be the observer. Be kind.
Ann Strzelczyk: I just say, “Have a great day” and smile big, as I walk away.