Guys, don’t take offense. Life is too short. I mean really, people are so easily offended these days. They ask for an opinion, and when you give it to them, they immediately take offense and get offended. Like, why the hell did you ask? Just because I told the woman across the street I liked her mustache didn’t mean she had to get angry at me…
But seriously, remember one of my last posts where I explained how you can get away with saying almost anything to anybody as long as you laugh when you say it? Almost the same exact thing goes with offending people.
If you turn around and just matter-of-factly state your opinion, and say, “Well, from what I can see,” or, “Well, in my opinion,” and follow that next statement up with the words, “Just sayin’,” usually you can get away with saying pretty much anything you want. Personally, I love when people do that shit to me. Why? Because then that gives me free right and license to throw it right back at them, and it usually turns into a free-for-all. All stops are out, all bets are off. At that point, all personal opinions and anger have been vented and spoken, and both sides usually end up laughing about it later with a new understanding of each other, with an occasional, “jackass…” or “douchebag…” . Sometimes it can be a good thing! Other times, not so much. But most of the time it’s a good thing!
And if they’re still offended, just say, “Listen, don’t take offense! Take a gate, it’s lighter!”