LPT: If someone slights/insults you publicly during a meeting, pretend like you didn’t hear them the first time and politely ask them to repeat themself. They’ll either double-down & repeat the insult again, making them look rude & unprofessional. Or they’ll realize their mistake & apologize to you.

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keepthetips

Or they’ll just say never mind or ignore you… that’s been my experience

Flamesfan27

You think this works until the person goes “You heard me” and leaves it at that

absolut_dre

I use this when dudes get vulgar towards me. Pretend like I don’t hear and then ask what that means… It’s been pretty effective.

Dudeidk247

What do you do if they do repeat themselves? Like what is the next step after that? I have a workplace bully so I’m genuinely wondering. Edit: Thanks everyone for the good advice. And thanks for the other comments that made me laugh.

kasitchi