Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - March 14, 2014

Streetwise

How do you typically react when people are rude to you?

Around Town

Robin Rube

Dental hygienist

I hate to admit it, because I know that two wrongs don't make a right, but ordinarily, I am rude right back so that the person who is being rude to me will know exactly what it feels like to be on the receiving end of rudeness.

Basmat Nirin

Horticulturist

I usually take the high road, and continue to be polite, hoping that they will catch on, realize they are being rude, and then treat me politely, just as I am treating them.

Gil Litwin

Mechanical engineer

It kind of depends on my mood. If I am in a bad mood, I will be rude toward whoever is rude to me first. But if I am in a good mood, I just ignore their rudeness and assume it will come back and bite them at some point in the future.

Yael Khan

Retired

I usually will call them out, and say, "Excuse me, have I done something to justify your rudeness toward me?" They will usually be taken aback, apologize, and then act civilly.

Randall Green

Entrepreneur

I usually say, "Hey, what's up with the attitude? How's that working for you? It sure isn't working for me." That almost always makes the person take a step back, assess their behavior, and then adjust it accordingly.

Compiled by Nancy, Jenny and Katie Lyness

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