Why offend when confronted with people’s questionable taste? Just answer politely with the following meaningless responses.
Situation: A coworker goes on and on about an awful place they visited.
Response: “I can totally see you having fun there.”
Situation: A friend tells you about a dumb band he just loves.
Response: “I hear they have many fans.”
Situation: You are served horrible food at a friend’s house.
Response: “I can tell this is homemade.”
Situation: Someone gushes about a lame TV show or movie.
Response: “That’s so right up your alley.”
Situation: A woman friend asks your opinion on her ugly outfit.
Response: “I bet you’ll get a lot of wear out of that.”
Situation: The viewing of a less than attractive newborn.
Response: “Wow, what a baby!”
Situation: A buddy asks what you think about his new annoying girlfriend.
Response: “Dude, you two seem to have a lot in common.”
Situation: A gal pal asks what you think about her new unattractive boyfriend.
Response: “He seems like the type that won’t cheat.”
Situation: You discover your boyfriend is small in the pants.
Response: “It’s the perfect size.”
Situation: A guy at a party boasts about his boring job.
Response: “Holy cow, I could never do what you do!”
Situation: A friend gabs about her upcoming wedding for months on end.
Response: “I cannot wait ’til you get married. We’re all counting the days.”
Situation: An acquaintance asks what you think about her new hair style.
Response: “You know, not everyone can pull that off.”
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