posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 11:15 AM
Obviously the come-backs should focus on the fact that people who think ATS is for crazy people are embarrassingly ignorant sheep ready for the
"Oh the government is Santa Clause and only does good(said sarcastically).... I never read ATS so I don't know any different... Oh here Uncle Sam take
all my money please just protect me from the bad people masta! Oh protect me (hands throwing your money out of your pockets showing money leaving your
pockets) masta... protect me from the bad people masta! Here, take my friends money too masta! (reaching for the nearest person's pocket) And my
neighbors money! I swear he's got more than I do! (reaching for the next person)" Of course you are to really drive the point home when you go for
your friends & neighbor's pockets for the full comedy effect.
So that would be a typical fighting response! Obviously there is potential for great comedy effect but if you've got none inside of you the good old
pointy verbal jab is just as well.
You can finish off with an entirely serious line (or start with it if you aren't one for comedy): "There are some people know know the government
lies. People who know the government lies also know ATS is the best place to help figure out when they are lying." Its really sad to waste such
opportunity of course for comedy effect because its a valuable tool for all social situations and also because comedy is funny.
When I bring ATS up for the first time I mention I do so for entertainment. Which of course is true! I also mention every now and then you find a
really amazing true story. I have yet to admit its actually my primary news outlet however!
But, if it bothers you to be teased about it then you clearly need to learn how to handle it. Its the classic fight or flight thing and you have to
treat it more or less like bullying (though its obviously a lot less serious!). The only flight option I suppose would be to tell them you have no
idea what they are talking about and are mistaken about something. Or of course you could avoid mentioning it to some degree. I suppose I choose
flight some of the time by not mentioning ATS at all.
Then there is the fight option. Obviously you'll need to use this with your own family who of course should you should in fact be sharing that it is
one of your favorite websites. Even if your family gives you a hard time about it! So I think it was a good idea to bring up ATS for sure with them.
So, how do you use the fight option to fight off teasing:
1. You have to either accept or reject ATS. If you accept it, then be proud of it. Often wonder why it is other people don't have it on their
2. Tease them back about how they have rejected ATS! Needless to say, the come-backs are absolutely endless and hilarious... though if you have no
comedy inside of you whatsoever it doesn't matter! The come-backs are still endless!
edit on 16-3-2011 by civilchallenger because: (no reason given)
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