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#162561 - 01/12/09 09:36 AM Re: how does one get a refund? [Re: wildman800]
Art_in_FL Offline

Registered: 09/01/07
Posts: 2432
Wow. Major personality disorder.

That was an interesting way for someone to get service. Buy something then go to web sites and slander the product, its makers and distributor. Go to the site associated with the designer and threaten to continue your slander at various web sites every twelve hours until all your demands are met. Blackmail much. Along the way gratuitously insult everyone and generally work hard at coming across like the world's largest inflamed hemorrhoid.

Can you imagine what being in a survival situation with this guy would be like? Perhaps trapped with a climbing group on the side of a mountain. Forced to ration food and water and packed like sardines into tents.

Things don't go exactly his way and he bypasses normal communication and all expectations of civility and jumps straight into leveraging his ability to make life miserable for everyone around him through insult, slander, spreading accusations and generally raising a stink.

In just about every likely disaster scenario getting along with people will be a vital skill. People under stress are unlikely to have much tolerance for such agitation, lack of patience, and verbal abuse.

On the other side it does open up an interesting question: How do you deal with difficult personalities? Do you give in and let him have what he wants? What if he wants more than his fair share? Do you 'help him off the mountain' the hard way? Or do you hog tie and gag him for his own protection before someone gives him impromptu 'Flying lessons'?

#162565 - 01/12/09 10:47 AM Re: how does one get a refund? [Re: Stu]
scafool Offline

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
I'd tell you a joke about a pencil, but it would be pointless.
May set off to explore without any sense of direction or how to return.

#162580 - 01/12/09 12:49 PM Re: how does one get a refund? [Re: scafool]
MedB Offline

Registered: 10/08/05
Posts: 108
Art, it's a great question.

I think you take the "high road" as much as possible. That means exercising a measure of patience, trying to explain (not argue), make honest attempts to listen, etc. People are smart and more times than not the group will vote the troublemaker off the island.

#162594 - 01/12/09 02:07 PM Re: how does one get a refund? [Re: JohnE]
Mike_H Offline

Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 612
Loc: SE PA
Originally Posted By: JohnE
The Marines I've met, well most of em any way, never refer to themselves as a "former Marine" as did our recent troll.

Good point. Once a Marine, always a Marine...

It is a shame that people get easily offended these days or just are out looking for trouble.
"I reject your reality and substitute my own..." - Adam Savage / Mythbusters

#162687 - 01/12/09 08:33 PM Re: how does one get a refund? [Re: Mike_H]
scafool Offline

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Wow, is this thread still going?

A guy goes to see the doctor. He has a pea in poked up one nostril, a grape hanging out the other nostril, and string beans sticking out of his ears.

He says to the doctor, "I don't feel good."

The doctor says, "The problem is very simple. You are not eating right!"

May set off to explore without any sense of direction or how to return.

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