Have you even been in the middle of a nasty argument, stopped, looked and smiled at your foe? How confusing is that!! One second, you're calling them a "bitch" and a "backstabber" and the next, you are standing in front of them, smiling. Do this the next time you encounter your "bitch". If I had done this in one or more occasions, I would have really turned the tides of the outcome. I bet, in all honesty, I would have burst out laughing. Knowing what I know now, I laugh at myself for being so blind in certain situations and a good smile, nod and a giggle could have really proven to be the right course of action. Not to make things better. Oh no. This is a Bitchography. I don't tell you how to make life simple and sweet. I tell you how it is and how things can go so very wrong when even a smile is made. Yes a sweet, kind smile can be twisted into the deepest manipulative tactic, so why worry? Just smile your way through an argument. There is really no point in continuing your your battle when you know the other person can't really hear what you are saying. So smile! Laugh! When you know the other person can't even bend in the slightest because their pride is in the way, this is when you can show them just how stupid they really are. Smiling back at them will infuriate them!
I used to do this when I worked as a teller at a bank. When a customer would get pissed because they overdrew their account; they'd almost always start yelling. I would have nothing to do with it but somehow it was always the tellers fault. So, I would direct them to customer service with a smile and a head tilt. I was young and cute so it would make them even angrier because this little 18 year old teller was kindly telling them to take their bum ass over to a CSR and duke it out with them. A smile went a long way whenever someone would try to cash a check that didn't have funds in the account. Again, my fault the money wasn't there. I became known as the teller that could "kill 'em with kindness" because I always smiled no matter what!
So I say SMILE! IT CONFUSES PEOPLE! And please! Let me know if you have any success with this!!