Wednesday, March 11, 2009
A good while ago a work pal told me of his response whenever someone made a disparaging remark to him. He replied with "and so am I" which, he told me, left the other person with nowhere to go because he was agreeing with them. This tactic made an appearance in Sydney's The Daily Telegraph yesterday in an article about bullying. "Fogging" as it was called, is reportedly a good counter to bullies because it confuses them - they usually expect their intended victim to fight back rather than agreeing with taunts. Hmmm. As long as the bully isn't a thug too this could work well.
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