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Topic # 151961 11-Sep-2014 11:57
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Anyone got some coping strategies when encountering stupid people ?

I'm struggling, and for some reason I'm not allowed to club them to death with the nearest chair! :-(
 

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  Reply # 1126436 11-Sep-2014 11:59
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Depends on the circumstances. Most people are stupid, but why you're interacting with them can influence how you should handle them, imo ;)




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  Reply # 1126438 11-Sep-2014 12:01
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first up they may not know IT but that does not make them stupid. I had a rule at the teams I managed and it was on the walls as plaques, that is " we do not speak ill of our customers" it actually changed attitudes and made life easier. 
Everyone has knowledge sets and one just has to take that into account.




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  Reply # 1126439 11-Sep-2014 12:02
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I click "Compose Reply" and type some fairly meaningless nonsense.




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  Reply # 1126444 11-Sep-2014 12:09
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Yeah, i usually just laugh at them to myself and just play with them.




 


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  Reply # 1126447 11-Sep-2014 12:13
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What's the story?




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  Reply # 1126448 11-Sep-2014 12:14
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KiwiNZ: first up they may not know IT but that does not make them stupid. ...


Who said it was related to IT, this is the Off Topic forum.  Nothing wrong with a bit of lighthearted fun mocking stupid people in my view.




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  Reply # 1126449 11-Sep-2014 12:15
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i will add I provided a stuffed Shmoo for the breakout room, it was great  for venting built up frustration.




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  Reply # 1126450 11-Sep-2014 12:21
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KiwiNZ: i will add I provided a stuffed Shmoo for the breakout room, it was great  for venting built up frustration.


My lunch got stolen quite a bit including the container at work. It never happened again after i got prescription laxatives and filled her up!

Thats how i deal with stupid.




 


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  Reply # 1126454 11-Sep-2014 12:26
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Mark: Anyone got some coping strategies when encountering stupid people ?

I'm struggling, and for some reason I'm not allowed to club them to death with the nearest chair! :-(
 


Maybe just stay away from the places they are electioneering?

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  Reply # 1126455 11-Sep-2014 12:28
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TimA:
KiwiNZ: i will add I provided a stuffed Shmoo for the breakout room, it was great  for venting built up frustration.


My lunch got stolen quite a bit including the container at work. It never happened again after i got prescription laxatives and filled her up!

Thats how i deal with stupid.


I confess to doing that once, we had a guy that would drink my Coke if it were sitting on my desk, so I put added liquid Sena in the Coke. I was flushed with success :P




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  Reply # 1126458 11-Sep-2014 12:30
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Mark: Anyone got some coping strategies when encountering stupid people ?

I'm struggling, and for some reason I'm not allowed to club them to death with the nearest chair! :-(
 


Just remind yourself how much better than them you are...and feel sorry for them that they aren't as awesome as you :) works a treat.



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  Reply # 1126459 11-Sep-2014 12:31
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TimA:
KiwiNZ: i will add I provided a stuffed Shmoo for the breakout room, it was great  for venting built up frustration.


My lunch got stolen quite a bit including the container at work. It never happened again after i got prescription laxatives and filled her up!

Thats how i deal with stupid.


Man I wish I had thought of that.





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  Reply # 1126466 11-Sep-2014 12:37
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Mark: Anyone got some coping strategies when encountering stupid people ?

I'm struggling, and for some reason I'm not allowed to club them to death with the nearest chair! :-(
 


Do what I did and get a new job!

Oh and don't go to (Insert fast food chain) drive thru.

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  Reply # 1126468 11-Sep-2014 12:40
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Now a more serious answer, how I deal with stupid is to remember that to some I am stupid.

I have recently moved into an IT role, I have gone from being very bright in comparison to my old work colleagues to average with my new ones.

I imagine if I moved up another teir I would feel positively stupid!

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  Reply # 1126470 11-Sep-2014 12:44
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Just breathe deep, take things slow and use small words. 




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