Now, I’m as much an advocate of telling it like it is, not making any bones, opting out of illusions, whatever you want to call it as the next person.

I’m also an advocate of not hurting another person’s feelings if there’s nothing to be gained from it. Just putting that out there.

If you’re someone who finds themselves in situations when to-the-point retorts regularly come in handy, though, you might need some ideas for replies. Just to keep things fresh, you know!

12. Just accept it and move on.

11. Everyone knows this is true.

10. Sometimes is often.

9. Maybe they’ll consider this constructive feedback?

8. There’s no reason it can’t be both!

7. Some people are just like this. You have to know who you’re dealing with.

6. Way harsh, Tai.

5. File that away for future reference.

4. You never know for sure how deep it goes.

3. Seems like a fair trade.

2. Just another few sentences…

1. Actual gold.

I have to say, I can see some of these coming in handy – if nothing else, my creativity is definitely sparked!

Are you going to use these? Are you more of the “avoid confrontation” type? I used to be, but the older I get, the fewer f*cks I have left to give – are you the same?

Let’s talk about it in the comments!