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The Positive Way to Deal with a Jerk

We’ve all encountered one. The ones who think they are better than the rest of us. The ones who think they deserve more special treatment than the rest of us because, after all…..they ARE more special than the rest of us.

It often makes us so mad that it zaps the energy right out of us…..or as a friend of mine likes to say….”there are some people who just suck the jelly right out of my doughnut.” When that happens, THEY usually “win”.

I think of the perfect comeback for them. Usually, about five days later. Pooie!

I love a quick wit and a comeback, chock-full of humor. Don’t you? Humor raises all boats for the rest of us, while submerging the “precious one” in just a quick dunk in the deep end of R E A L I T Y!

Here’s an example…….

It happened in the Denver Airport.

A jam-packed United Airlines flight was canceled. A single agent was tasked with re-booking a long line of extremely grumpy, inconvenienced passengers. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way past the other passengers up to the gate agent’s podium.

He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, “I HAVE TO BE ON THE NEXT FLIGHT and IT MUST BE FIRST CLASS !!!!!”

The agent smiled and replied, “I’m sorry sir. I’ll be happy to try to help you, but, I’ve got to help these other folks first, who were ahead of you in line. I’m sure we can work something out.”

The red-faced, furious passenger was unimpressed. He yelled, so that the other passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?”

Without hesitating, the agent smiled directly at the fuming man and grabbed her public address microphone,“May I have your attention please,” she began, as her voice was heard clearly throughout the terminal.

We have a passenger here at Gate 14…WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him figure out his identity, please come to Gate 14.”

With the people/passengers in line behind him, laughing hysterically, the man glared at the agent and roared at her “F*** You!”.

Without flinching, she smiled at him, once again, and said, “I’m sorry sir, but you will have to get in line for that too.”

See what I mean?


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