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


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


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.


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.