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!
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.