May 30, 2008

Do Rude People Grow On Trees?

I must say that it may just be a side effect of my chosen career path, or the city I call home, but I tend to meet a lot of rude people. What's worse, lately, I have been meeting a lot of passive aggressive rude people--which oddly, is worse.

I've decided that since life is all about perspective; when I have an encounter with a passive aggressive rudey, I will choose to be amused instead of being offended. In that spirit, I would like to share the following amusing back-handed compliment I received the other day (to understand the full context, please note that I was wearing adorable round-toed high heels):

Rude person: Wow, I really like your shoes!
Me: Tha--
Rude person: --I mean, I know that round-toed shoes have been out of style for a really long time, but I really wish they would come back in style.

(Hmmm....how does one respond to a passive aggressive rudey?)

In my defense, later in the conversation she revealed that she hates peep-toe shoes, so clearly, her opinion doesn't matter.

2 comments:

  1. Funny this story this. I had a VERY similar exoerience. I was at work and one of my co-workers says "Cute dress" I say "thanks" she says "you know what it would look even better with? a pair of red shoes instead of the ones you are wearing!" I proceded to laugh outloud and told her if she was gonna give me a compliment then she just better give it to me without a suggestion...I really HATE rude people!

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  2. AnonymousMay 31, 2008

    SO SO FUNNY I HOPE U GET TO WORK CLOSE WITH HER.

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