10+ People Who Masterfully Responded to an Insult
There are situations where responding to a tactless question or offer from the person speaking to you is not that easy. However, sometimes a worthy answer jumps out by itself and knocks its opponent off their feet. These situations are very pleasant and that’s why many people remember them well and proudly tell others about them.
We at Bright Side love stories where the main characters found their way out of a situation thanks to their sense of humor and quick wit, that’s why we feel eager to share them with you.
My grandma asked my cousin, who’d had lots of partners and 2 kids at this point, if she was ever going to get married.
Cousin: It’s not the same nowadays. We don’t buy cars without test driving them first.
Grandma: Yeah. But they don’t let you put a hundred thousand miles on them either.
Point goes to Granny. © IDKHow2UseThisApp / Reddit
- I went for another routine examination for pregnancy, being in my 7th month. I had a small tummy and if I was wearing a dress shirt, it was not clear that I was pregnant. When I asked people in line what time their appointment was, another pregnant girl responded that “there was no exact time for them because they had a ‘special’ line.” When I asked what this special line was all about, she pointed at her tummy. I had to turn with my side and inform her that I was also “special.” © FogoMio / Pikabu
- One of my co-workers was cold-calling customers, trying to get appointments to drum up business. One of them told him to, “go to hell,” and he responded with “I’ve got that penciled in for 3. I should be done by 4, if you’d like to come in for an appointment then?” The guy laughed his head off and ended up coming in for the appointment and becoming our client. © Difference_in_Shades / Reddit
Yesterday we went to the small town where my father is from to arrange a wedding date for my brother’s marriage.
An old lady came and our conversation was like :
Her: When are you getting married?
Me: I don’t want to get married.
Her: You have to get married.
Me: Are you going to pay for it?
Her (laughs and says): Sure, I will give half the expenses for the marriage.
Me: No, I’m not talking about marriage expenses. The real expenses start after marriage, will you take care of the expenses every month after I get married?
She left speechless. She won’t ask me this again. © Natha Odedara / Quora
Usually, it’s nosy relatives and people I barely know who ask me this question. So I tell them that “I’m looking out for someone and if they have anyone nice in mind I’d love to meet them.” It’s fun to watch their faces light up because they immediately start thinking of potential matches. But then I tell them that I have just one condition, “I never buy anything before I try it out, and I have to try out as many options before I can finalize my decision, especially since it’s a life-changing one. So if they could send me a bunch of women, I’d be thrilled.”
The look on their face is priceless and they never dare ask me that question again. © Shayne Reynolds / Quora
- A friend of mine was insulted by 2 identical twin girls in a class I had once, he replied with a troubling look on his face and said, “If you 2 are identical, how come only one of you is hot?” That dude played the long game as those 2 girls looked rather perplexed for the rest of the session. © BanterBear / Reddit
Me: We should learn from our mistakes!
My friend replied: So that’s why you have a younger sister? © contemplatedi***t / Reddit
- Once my wife and I were returning from shopping and saw a girl. It was a simple girl wearing shorts and holding an ice cream in her hands. Not far from the store, there were old ladies selling flowers. Seeing the girl they said, “How weird today’s fashion is! They go outside wearing only underwear and then wonder why they can’t give birth to kids!” The girl didn’t get embarrassed and simultaneously replied, “No, look, these are underwear and these are shorts,” and lifted the edge of her shorts and showed them her butt in the underwear. Me and my wife clapped for her. Smartie! © rusvod17 / Pikabu
- Arguing with my mom for the millionth time, and she would always say something along the lines of “...you’re just like your father.” One day I got tired of it, and told her, “I’m not like my father, I’m smarter than him.” “Oh yeah? And why is that?” she wondered. “Because I had a girlfriend like you and I broke up with her.” © tbest77 / Reddit
6 months ago, my parents started to get calls from bank employees who were trying to find one of their debtors, whom we didn’t know anything about. They would get about 15 calls every day that were followed by threats and insults. It made my granny, who lives with us, extremely nervous. We had to finally call the police who told us to answer all those calls and record them. Finally, the bank resolved the situation and removed our landline phone number from their database. After that, a man from this bank called us, explained the situation, and apologized, while my 11-year-old brother said, “It’s ok my granny has already cursed you.” © Overheard / Ideer
- Once someone yelled out in the supermarket, “I’m not ashamed of who I am.” Another voice echoed back, “That’s your parents’ job.” © sourdoh3631 / Reddit
Have you ever had similar situations? How did you respond to them?