Offensive Remarks

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  1. Shellshock929

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    So at English Class today, we had an open discussion about how would you react if someone said an offensive remark towards you, whether you know them or not. We all gave our points of view towards this topic, and I've decided to post a thread on this to see what everyone on here thinks about how they react to offensive remarks.

    To me, it really depends on the person and what they say. For example, if someone I don't know says something to me, I'd just walk away because they don't know who they're saying something to.

    I would like to see what type of opinions are posted.

    -Peter
     
  2. Zapditto

    Zapditto New Member

    I usually don't stand for anything. Once at a parking lot, a guy parked next to me and when he opened his door, he hit my car with his door. It didn't do damage but I still screamed at the guy and made a scene. I drive a BMW which I have been putting a lot of money into for modifications so you can see why I would flip out. Other than that people usually don't say offensive things to me. Usually its me saying offensive things to other people. On the rare occasion someone does say something offensive, I'll do it right back but a million times worse. I know its probably not the right thing to do but I take things hard.
     
  3. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Eh, if I don't realize I'm being insulted (or don't hear, as my hearing isn't great), I usually ignore them, as I do with people in general anyways. Now if someone is directly insulting me, then I would respond in kind. I mean, forget about that "being the better person" junk, that's all nice in theory, but I'm not one to tolerate being insulted.
     
  4. Marril

    Marril New Member

    "**** you."

    That's generally the Marril reaction.
     
  5. ryanvergel

    ryanvergel New Member

    It depends. Normally I just hate anyone I don't know and don't give them the time of day. And I've had people literally curse at me at work.
     
  6. Krucifier

    Krucifier New Member

    The only thing people do to me is give me the finger. So I reply with "Are you being offensive or suggestive?"
     
  7. The_Envoy_of_Chaos

    The_Envoy_of_Chaos New Member

    *shrugs* I couldn't care less. I'm used to being insulted.
     
  8. Jason

    Jason New Member

    Prople can swear at me with for a reason. Sometimes, it may be offending.

    Last time i got offended, that certain someone was flooding alot of rude shut up comments... That was months ago.

    If people wants to shove a middle finger at me during a gameplay, i ask "Is that related to me, or the deck". That certain someone at league from Seniors said...the pokemon. At least i dont get offended :p

    Cheers

    Jason
     
  9. PuRpLe

    PuRpLe New Member

    I'll fight with words or fists. Depends on what is said. If a person wants to go racial on me we'll end up physically fighting real quick. If they talk about family or friends it'll be a physical fight. If they say something about my brains or looks we'll probably argue and then maybe our fists, depending on how the other person reacts. Either way, I won't stay quiet when another disrespects me in any way. If you won't defend your self respect then what do you have??

    Exactly lol. Those people that don't say a word or give any kind of response annoy me... 99% of the time they are too scared and intimidated to speak up for themselves. Then they become permanent victims, develop anger, hate the world and blame it on other people. Develop a backbone, speak up. Don't let anyone disrespect you in any way.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2007
  10. robinsjg

    robinsjg New Member

    Wow there are a lot of really angry people who are posting on this thread. Coming to blows or berating someone for making an offensive comment does not seem to be the answer in any circumstance. Neither is staying quiet, nobody will change their behavior if you say nothing. I believe you should inform the person that you find their comment/gesture offensive and why it is so because some people just don't know better. If they persist to be offensive then you bring it to a higher power but I believe most people will apologize. The thing to remember is that the offensive comment is not a reflection of the person it is directed at, it is a reflection of the person saying it.

    For me the comment that I find most offensive is "that is so g*y" and the like. People say it so often it infuriates me, especially when I am at league or a tournament. By saying this comment the person is implying that g*y people are stupid or that there is something wrong with them. Now I am not foolish enough to think that there are not people out there who think that this is true but many people do not and yet they say it anyway. This is where a little education comes in handy and not the type that makes the person resentful towards you for confronting them but the type that will actually gain results and make them think.

    This is an excellent thread and thank you for allowing me to rant a lot. Take care.
     
  11. Rambo1000

    Rambo1000 New Member

    i say "AY!" and they stop.
     
  12. I would say something offensive back

    Insulting back FTW!

    See above

    Short, Sweet, Simple. I like it:thumb:

    That explans ALOT!

    I don't think they are being suggestive

    ...

    Middle Finger.... duing gameplay.... could be grounds for DQ

    Lol, no one was being offensive to you Zach, there is nothing offensive to be said about you, you were hearing voices.
     
  13. homeofmew

    homeofmew Active Member

    sometimes things come out because you are upset.
    sometimes stuff is said in jest, or for other reasons.
    over doing it or to do it to annoy somone else is wrong.

    in that case that person needs to learn self control.
     
  14. I find people with dogs that say he won't bite to really be offensive. Don't lie to me.
     
  15. taylor2007

    taylor2007 New Member

    beat them untill they are hospitalized in the i.c.u
     
  16. Offensive remarks can be funny at time, but they can get old after a while

    ???

    NO! Violence is not the answer.
     
  17. taylor2007

    taylor2007 New Member

    then please explain war if violance is no the answer
     
  18. Bobby

    Bobby New Member

    AY YO ZACH, SON, BACC UP.

    Pretty much depends on if I know the person or not!

    rofl @ marril.
     
  19. Dendrobatida

    Dendrobatida New Member

    Pliars, meet toenails. Problem solved.
     
  20. ZAKtheGeek

    ZAKtheGeek New Member

    Self-respect is based on what others say about you? *scratches head*
     

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