At times we encounter people who annoy us.
And they do not seem to notice that they are already a pain in the ass.
They keep on doing their thing which annoys us.
Different people have varied ways of coping with annoying people.
The following is a list of styles or techniques that I usually do on coping with the people who annoy me.
1. I don’t listen.
The person can talk all she wants.
I don’t need to listen to her crap.
If the person can’t notice that she doesn’t have my full attention, that’s her problem not mine.
That’s how simple my life is.
2. I go away from the person.
If my fuse is short at that moment, I avoid the person.
I think of something just to get away from her.
Even non-existent things sometimes just to flee from the person who annoys me.
3. I try to be patient.
If I have nothing better to do, I try my very best to be patient.
And sit still and just listen.
And try to understand that maybe it’s the person’s nature.
To be annoying to other people.
4. I tell straight to the person that she’s pissing me off.
This depends if she is a friend.
If she is, I tell her bluntly that she annoys me. And explain why.
5. I try to be understanding.
Especially if I know that the person lives alone.
And maybe she really needs to talk or blah blah.
Because she has no one to talk to.
6. I re-direct or guide her.
If the person who annoys me is part of my job, I can re-direct her.
As a teacher I used to guide students in answering questions.
There were some who gave weird answers to questions.
Rather than show to the whole class that I was pissed off, I guided the student by simplifying the questions.
At times by giving examples.