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  Reply # 1126471 11-Sep-2014 12:45
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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! :-(
 


If it's work related, I remind myself that their ignorance is my job security. If it's just general stupidity/ignorance, they are usually gullible too which makes for endless fun if you're the kind of person who can keep a straight face while taking the mickey out of them. :P






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  Reply # 1126481 11-Sep-2014 12:55
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Yes it's a bit of work related annoyances, not the customer just a third party in the mix ... no matter, I'm sure I can find a deep enough pit to hide the body ....

That said .. does seem a lot of stupid going about lately, have they over done the mix in the chem trails this week ?  ;-)

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  Reply # 1126489 11-Sep-2014 13:03
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i used to have the stupidest boss ever. 

They'd do stuff like mailing out contracts and CV's to everyone on their mailing list.  Then, realising their mistake would send another email asking everyone not to read and delete. 

People would groan when they saw this person entering their office. 

Dealing with this person -- i'd just go along with whatever they said as there was no point arguing.

[edit] this was overseas so kiwis off the hook :)

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  Reply # 1126496 11-Sep-2014 13:14
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KiwiNZ: 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.


I wouldn't refer to someone as stupid simply for lacking subject-specific knowledge.




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  Reply # 1126505 11-Sep-2014 13:25
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I remind myself at work if they are billing $500+ an hour they probably aren't stupid, they just have a different skill set.

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  Reply # 1126506 11-Sep-2014 13:27
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I find the liberal use of sarcasm in these situations has a great ability to lighten my outlook 

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  Reply # 1126516 11-Sep-2014 13:41
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I think of stupid in terms of Maths where

one 1/2 wit + another 1/2 wit does not equal a full wit

therefore any interaction with a 1/2 wit must diminish your own intelligence

:-)

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  Reply # 1126525 11-Sep-2014 13:53
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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! :-(
 


I resigned and went self employed....!

I minimise the amount of visits to retail establishments, shopping in the US etc whenever possible.

I stay out of pubs.


Totally with you on clubbing them!!





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  Reply # 1128623 14-Sep-2014 21:56
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Astonivim circami diazapamium <----> stop talking to them.

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  Reply # 1128660 14-Sep-2014 23:17
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floydbloke:
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.


 

What else are they for if not that?





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  Reply # 1128688 15-Sep-2014 01:18
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KiwiNZ:  so I put added liquid Sena in the Coke.



This implies that there is already liquid Sena in Coke? Wouldn't surprise me. 

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  Reply # 1128692 15-Sep-2014 01:41
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Mark: Anyone got some coping strategies when encountering stupid people ?

 


Read their OP's? sealed

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