People Share The Best Way They Subtly Stood Up To A Rude Person.

People Share The Best Way They Subtly Stood Up To A Rude Person.


People on Reddit were asked: "How have you made a rude person's day worse?" These are some of the best answers.

She gave me an exasperated, "my bad" wave and continued to talk on her cell phone, ignoring me as I picked myself and my bike up. I walked right up to her open window, grabbed her cell phone from her ear, and chucked it into a nearby parking lot as hard as I could. I swear that was the farthest I have thrown anything in my life. She gaped at me in shock as I struggled back onto my bike and slowly road off fuming yet victorious. Then a half mile farther on my trek I got attacked by a goose. Not my best day.


2. I worked at a hotel several years ago and had to deal with insufferable pricks about a dozen times a day. The best/most evil revenge I ever got was on a guy that stayed with us four days a week for the entire five years I worked at the hotel. The big utility company in our area was having financial issues and he was the leader of the auditing team that was sent in to straighten it out.

Anyway...I would interact with the guy at least a few times every day I worked, and he was ALWAYS very rude and condescending. As an example, one of his co-workers would ask me for a local restaurant recommendation and he would chime in with "Yeah, because minimum-wage workers are known for their taste in fine dining." If someone asked me something personal, he would say something like "Ask him what life choices he made to be here plunging toilets and writing down my preferred wake-up call time. Maybe he can share his wisdom so we all avoid his fate." Stuff like that. He was just a [jerk] to everyone on the hotel staff, and was always very demanding.

Since I saw him every day, I noticed that he had developed a relationship with one of the younger women on his auditing team. I saw their romance blossom from flirting to full-on groping and grinding in the hotel lobby. One day he had just finished delivering one of his delightfully crappy bon mots to me, and I was fuming. Then he screamed at one of my co-workers because she had a Filipino accent and he said he only wanted his room cleaned by "white Americans." I vowed revenge.

His wife called in to speak to him later that night, like she usually did, and I said "Oh, I think he's sleeping in her room tonight. One moment, please." and then I connected his wife to her room. His wife must not have told him what I had said, because he didn't try to get me fired.

They got a divorce. They didn't have kids, but according to another guy on the auditing team, his wife got the house and custody of their dog. He stopped staying with us shortly after "the phone call."


3. Today on the train I sat next to a woman who was angry that I sat next to her because she wanted the two seats to herself. As I sat there she kept mouthing under her breath how she just wanted to sit there alone... blah blah blah. Despite the fact that I wanted to tell her that it was public transportation and she needed to get over it I kept my mouth shut. A few minutes later a woman with a large purse comes and stands in the same car I was in. I get her attention and tell her that she could have my seat. She huffs and puffs her way to me and I help her sit down while grinning at the angry woman who was upset I'd sat beside her. I enjoyed watching her head almost explode from anger as the other woman's purse pressed against her for the rest of the ride.


4. I was working as a shift leader in a Dunkin' Donuts (spent two years in that hellhole) and dealt with my fair share of rude [jerks]. One particularly memorable day, a group of ladies came in during our busiest hour, just past noon. The line was almost out the door and we were short staffed so it was pretty hectic. While they were ordering, one of them asked for a job application and started filling it out on the counter. She handed it back before they were done ordering and I stashed it on a shelf under the register and started making their food. They had a huge order and we did our best to get it out quickly, but it was obvious from the looks on their faces that we just weren't quick enough for their liking.

They sat down to eat their food, and the girl who just turned in her application got back in line. I spotted here right away; she was standing with a glaring face, crossing her arms and tapping her foot, trying her best to look obviously (almost cartoonishly) pissed off. So I motioned for her to come up to the counter, since I knew she had a complaint and I wanted to get it fixed right away. I assumed that in the shuffle we had messed up her sandwich or something like that; anyone who's worked in fast food knows that these things happen when it's chaotic. I asked her what was wrong, and she pointed to her BOTTLED Mountain Dew and barked (definitely not an "indoor voice"), "THIS IS FLAT!" It was a bit accusing, as though it were my fault that the bottle of soda she just opened was flat.

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