There comes moments in everyone’s life when you just want to tell someone to “Back Off!” It’s not an unusual feeling and it’s not always as rude as you may think, especially if that person is doing all but verbally asking you for the reminder that they should mind their own damn business.
Sometimes children want to tell their nagging parents to put a muzzle on and allow them to be children before being prematurely molded into old bitties. Sometimes residents want to tell their neighbors to put blindfolds on and stop peeking out their windows when late night booty calls ring the doorbell. Often times, co-workers want to shoot paperclips in the eyeballs of their nosy colleagues when they dig deep and pass judgment on the private events that have taken place in their associates’ personal weekend lives. Even pets deserve a certain level of “back offage” when they demand a high level of attention.
Everyone at some stage of the game reserves the right to be wrong, shady, introversive, keep secrets and make their own mistakes without someone else’s snotty nose minding the business that doesn’t belong to them. There are a dozen ways to tell someone to back the hell off and lucky for you, Hottywood is here to help you figure out the proper way to get your point across! Rude doesn’t always have to be bad. It can be considered simply as being frank. No matter how you spin the word, I promise you’ll only have to spin it once.
To the mean old farts at church that can’t get with the crossroads of secular and gospel music: Remove the batteries from your hearing aid when it comes time for the youth choir to sing their Sunday morning selection or risk the brakes on your wheelchair being tampered with. Silence is golden.
To the single friend who has more advice to give to their coupled pals: Spend more time worrying about why no one wants you instead of evaluating why your married associates are having trouble in paradise. Those friends have done something well enough to get hitched that you obviously haven’t mastered yet. Loser.
To the bill collector who bombards consumers with repeated phone calls and threatening telephone messages: You should consider yourself lucky that you’re hiding behind a telephone receiver, but never underestimate the power of switchboard.com and a gang of anti-telemarketing vigilantes. Karma’s a bitch, bitch!
To the school teacher whose come to a conclusion of why a student isn’t grasping the essence of a particular classroom study lesson: The problem isn’t with the student; the problem is that you really aren’t that great of a teacher and you’re probably going to get your ass whipped at 3 o’clock by an angry parent for failing to do your job properly in teaching that child the basics. Run for your life!
To the desperate round-da-way chick who keeps trying to give up the booty to anyone who’ll take it: Nobody wants to be bothered with someone who has a VIP pass to the free clinic.
Don’t back it up. Back it off, huzzy!
To the supervisor who keeps asking his/her employee about the status of a project: Realize that in the amount of time it takes for you to walk over to that employee’s desk, a family of baby snakes can devour the flesh of a nuisance human. Silence speaks volumes.
[…and finally] To the person who simply won’t shut the hell up: Either you stop talking or you may find yourself packing a bag for a very quick trip over a long cliff. Hush already, will ya?
If some of these commanding demands are a little too extreme for you to use on anyone who’s getting a little beside themselves where your business and peace of mind is concerned, then maybe you need to go somewhere and grow a backbone, because honestly more times than few, being direct is your best bet in telling someone to back the hell up and stay out of your beez-wax! Truth be told you’re not being rude. You’re being honest. And if being honest is too hard for you to share with someone else, then the first thing you need to do is be honest with yourself. The second thing is to realize that 90% of any effort is getting started.
Quote of the week: “You can’t stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”