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Share with us your most diplomatic way to tell someone to "Go to hell".

A diplomat is someone who can tell you to "Go to hell" in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.


 


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Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 29-Sep-2001 11:55am  
I'm too nice to tell someone to "Go to hell" even diplomatically. The only time I would is if I was really angry and then I wouldn't be very diplomatic. I'd probably tell them to "Piss off!"
juliw
posted 29-Sep-2001 1:27pm  
I just can't think of a diplomatic way to tell someone go to hell. If I feel like telling someone to go to hell, but know that I just can't say that to them, I say "Whatever" or give them a blank stare, just walk away from them. etc. If I feel like telling someone at work to go to hell, I just say whatever is appropriate, and keep it to myself.
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 29-Sep-2001 1:38pm  
how about "Fudge off"?
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
posted 29-Sep-2001 2:36pm  
The most diplomatic thing to do would be to get away from them, turn your back to them, or drop some kind of hint without saying anything at all.
Cleo
posted 29-Sep-2001 3:09pm  
Be fruitful & multiply!!

Or

"I'm sorry that you feel that way" (sarcastically)
Iseult Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 29-Sep-2001 3:25pm  
Fudge you.
Jemmy
posted 29-Sep-2001 3:40pm  
Oh. That's not what I thought diplomatic meant.
darkshadowsseeker
posted 29-Sep-2001 4:10pm  
I would say, "I'd like you to go to Hell, do you need directions or can you find your way on your own?" This being said in a pleasant and polite tone.
confetti
posted 29-Sep-2001 4:36pm  
I don't know. I had a screaming match with Ian yesterday and am tired of insulting people. For the moment.
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
posted 29-Sep-2001 4:39pm  
Go East from Ann Arbor on 95. Turn north on Baker Road and keep going. It will become Dexter Pinckney. Keep going north until you see Darwin road. Turn east there. It will become Patterson Lake Road. Drive through Pinckney State recreation area until you see the first town. Stop there.  * smile *
Oscar
posted 29-Sep-2001 4:42pm  
Is there a diplomatic way?
You could always just stare at the person's shoes until they look at their own shoes. When they do that, stare at the top of their head until they get self-conscious and start screaming....maybe that's not too diplomatic either  * surprise *
romkey Survey Central Gold Subscriber
(reply to Oscar) posted 29-Sep-2001 4:44pm  
I like that...  * smile *
Oscar
(reply to Brian) posted 29-Sep-2001 4:58pm  
How 'bout this one?
Oscar Hey Brian!
Brian Yeah Oscar?
Oscar I'm thirsty. Will you please get me a Coke?
Brian Sure Oscar. Anything for you!
Oscar Great. Then while you're out, you wouldn't mind going to hell!
 * smile *
lol
mandy
posted 29-Sep-2001 6:08pm  
I'm no diplomat.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber Gold Qualifier
posted 29-Sep-2001 8:27pm  
go to H E double toothpicks!!
Kristal_Rose
posted 29-Sep-2001 9:28pm  
I don't, At most I give a disapproving look. I have heard orators that have a knack for saying things I find most offensive sound like the most reasonable choice. They use just the material that would create such a view, and speak captivatingly enough that the material in opposition doesn't have room to surface. They shape things in such fashion that it appears you are making the conclusions and they are just adding things that back up your viewpoint. Pure insidious railroading.
So what's the context of this survey?
Kristal_Rose
(reply to LindaH) posted 29-Sep-2001 9:45pm  
West on 94 or 14 perhaps?
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 29-Sep-2001 9:51pm  
Oh yeah. West. My mistake.  * smile * You should be getting those stickers soon. There are coupons on the back, redeemable at Tesoro Alaska. Your son is still in Fairbanks? Does he drink fountain drinks?
Kristal_Rose
(reply to LindaH) posted 29-Sep-2001 10:24pm  
I would imagine so. Thanks.
nasale
posted 30-Sep-2001 11:50am  
Why don't you take a long vacation just to relax and give yourself a break. If I'm not here when you get back, don't worry-I'll be fine.
icurok
posted 30-Sep-2001 12:04pm  
(done in my best Hugh Grant voice):"Excuse me, would it poor form of you to stop talking to me now and leave the room immediately? Thanks ever so much  * smile * "
autumnlight
posted 30-Sep-2001 1:10pm  
I'd just say, 'I haven't got time to have this very important conversation with you now as I have my toenails to cut, and unforunately my schedule is full until you die. However, I'm sure the psychologist has time free if you want to offload your bullcrap on her. Have a nice day!'
kaleb777
posted 30-Sep-2001 3:46pm  
In the future I believe it would make you happier if you refrained from attempting to have contact with myself since I see no benefit in such contact for either of us. BYYYYEE
icurok
posted 30-Sep-2001 5:38pm  
(Stolen from Dogbert): I can only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't looking good either.
callen610
posted 30-Sep-2001 9:54pm  
I guess I'm no diplomat!
Zang
posted 30-Sep-2001 11:48pm  
I used to work in this gas station years ago, if someone was a real butt-hole, upon parting, I would say "Have a nice day!" but in my head I would be thinking "Fudge you and the horse you rode in on!" They would be able to tell by the tone of my voice that I didn't really wish them well, but what are they going to do? Complain to my boss that I told them to have a nice day? "No...but it was the way he said it, it was really nasty..."  * grin *
natsim
posted 1-Oct-2001 12:03am  
A diplomat is someone who doesn't need to say "Go to Hell" because they can resolve conflict.
SueBee Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to natsim) posted 1-Oct-2001 12:38am  
That's an excellent point!
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
posted 1-Oct-2001 1:02am  
Good point. I think trying to get someone to leave you alone (while being nice about it) is incredibly hard when the person just won't listen.

I think the art of diplomacy is one thing people nowadays never learned.  * frown * They don't teach it in the schools (That I know of) and there seems to be a lack of parents teaching it.

I consider myself diplomatic, but I run into uncooperative, undiplomatic people.

Main Entry: di·plo·ma·cy
Pronunciation: d&-'plO-m&-sE
Function: noun
Date: 1796
1 : the art and practice of conducting negotiations between nations
2 : skill in handling affairs without arousing hostility : TACT

I try to deal with situations without upsetting anyone, but sometimes people misinterpret me, or for some reason decide to make a big issue out of nothing. Where are these people coming from?
icurok
(reply to LindaH) posted 1-Oct-2001 7:40am  
Or put simply, diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
Brian
(reply to Oscar) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:24am  
ROFL! I will certainly take your coke with me.

You can pick up the empty bottle later.
Brian
(reply to Biggles) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:30am  
Your methods are an inspiration to us all.
Brian
(reply to juliw) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:34am  
I'm certain if you think hard enough something will come to you...
Brian
(reply to romkey) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:37am  
The creativity of your response is exceeded only by your vocabulary.
Brian
(reply to LindaH) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:40am  
...
Brian
(reply to Cleo) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:43am  
You must be proud of all your children...
Brian
(reply to Iseult) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:45am  
Who could refuse such a heartfelt invitation from the wife of Hades?
Brian
(reply to Jemmy) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:49am  
I imagine you are correct.
Brian
(reply to darkshadowsseeker) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:51am  
I quite agree a pleasant and polite tone conveys the message best.
Brian
(reply to confetti) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:53am  
I imagine the people insulted feel similarly.
Brian
(reply to LindaH) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:55am  
I feel privileged to be invited to your home.
Brian
(reply to Oscar) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:58am  
I would be pleased to share with you a few examples...
Brian
(reply to mandy) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:03am  
I sure you will learn how...
Brian
(reply to jettles) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:05am  
Your knowledge of the written word is impressive.
Brian
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:08am  
Most certainly you have grasp the essence of this survey.
Brian
(reply to nasale) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:10am  
Bravo! LOL
Brian
(reply to icurok) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:12am  
It would be my pleasure to oblige you.
Brian
(reply to autumnlight) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:14am  
You certainly have a knack for expanding upon a simple phrase.
Brian
(reply to kaleb777) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:16am  
I agree wholeheartedly.
Brian
(reply to icurok) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:19am  
LOl I've seen that before. I have not yet had the chance to use it.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:22am  
What's wrong with you today? You appear to have gone rather mad.......
Brian
(reply to natsim) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:25am  
Most assuredly a diplomat would never say to you: go to hell.
Brian
(reply to LindaH) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:27am  
I probably have much to learn to achieve your level of tact.
Brian
(reply to Biggles) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:34am  
Good morning.  * smile *

I have not gone mad at all. I hope that you (and all the others) realize I have been teasing with you.

Whether we know it or not, we have all been told to go to hell more often than we think. I have ridden that train so many times, I hold a permanent pass!

(bowing to the dear Ms. Biggles) I anxiously await your diplomatic reply.

(non-threatening hugs)
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:51am  
Well as madness is all relative, there is a fair chance that you are indeed mad, Brian my dear. Did you not realise that SC is a figment of your imagination, as indeed am I? Everything that you take for granted has been created in your mind. You are in fact a 6-inch-high green-snot-ball-resembling creature living at the bottom of an ocean of energy......WAKE UP!!! See, it was all a dream  * wink *

And why anyone would want to tell a 6-inch-high green-snot-ball-resembling creature living at the bottom of an ocean of energy to go to hell, I can't imagine. So all those times you thought people had told you to go to hell, you were just imagining it. Have some self esteem problems, do you?
Brian
(reply to Biggles) posted 1-Oct-2001 10:55am  
LOL I take exception to you your comments. I am NOT a 6-inch-high green-snot-ball-resembling creature living at the bottom of an ocean.

I am only 5 foot 6 inches! Thank you very much!  * raspberry *

I have no self esteem problems. (he said while kissing the mirror)

I probably am quite mad, but impishly endearingly so.
(he said prancing around the ocean floor in his best green-snot-ball tu tu.)
juliw
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 11:17am  
Okay. Go to H-E-double hockey sticks. (KIDDING!!)
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 1-Oct-2001 11:30am  
"Go to hell."
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
posted 1-Oct-2001 11:47am  
If things are, as they say "Going to Hell in a handbasket" then by telling someone to go to Hell, aren't you telling them to go with the flow?
Oscar
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 12:03pm  
Take my Coke with you. I'll get someone who cares to get me one. I don't need your lousy Coke!
 * smile *
Examples you say? I bet you couldn't beat mine...
TeddyMiller Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 1-Oct-2001 12:05pm  
What I made up, but never actually used:
"Follow Socrates' advice to know thyself, but do it in the Biblical sense".
Brian
(reply to juliw) posted 1-Oct-2001 12:42pm  
I shall sulk in the corner for weeks...
Brian
(reply to Oscar) posted 1-Oct-2001 12:46pm  
Certainly I could never beat yours, but any time you want, you can ...
Brian
(reply to TeddyMiller) posted 1-Oct-2001 1:15pm  
Life's most important knowledge is self-taught.
Oscar
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 1:16pm  
lol
perv
Brian
(reply to Oscar) posted 1-Oct-2001 1:27pm  
Perversion is in the mind of the listener.
juliw
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 1:39pm  
Please don't do that. I'm sorry. (hangs head in shame)
darkshadowsseeker
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 2:25pm  
 * smile *
Brian
(reply to juliw) posted 1-Oct-2001 2:27pm  
Oh, shush! I deserve to go sit in the corner.
autumnlight
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 3:02pm  
Thank you, one of my many talents!  * smile *
Oscar
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 3:19pm  
I see how you do it. Twist it around so that I'm the pervert...
Kristal_Rose
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 4:11pm  
Your cover-up seems effectivly amusing as well. Television commercials and choice of movies have gone from rage and target incitements to ads which dress everyone in fatigues (even the bathing beauties) and sanction seperation of parnters now. Even if it's not engineered, it's certainly at least the tangible manifestation of of a dismal collective-subconscious. Last night I heard someone joke to a woman that had her hair wrapped in a towel that that might not be such a cool thing to do lately. How can people be so ignorant? Does no one have a conscience above the herd mentality?
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 4:39pm  
Heh heh heh  * smile *

Only 5'6"? I'm a wincy bit taller than that (if I stand up *really* straight!) but I will comment no further - I don't want to get into an argument with *anyone* who wears a green-snot-ball tu tu. I'd hate you to think it was a comment on your fabulous taste. I got my congealed-nose-pickings tu tu just the other day. Fabulous darling!  * wink *
Brian
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 1-Oct-2001 4:40pm  
Is that "herd" or "nerd" mentality?
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
posted 1-Oct-2001 4:43pm  
Remember the Pepsi (or was it Coke?) Pop culture game, with all the latest sayings? Half of them were rude. "Talk to the hand" is undiplomatic and rude. "Whatever" is rude when it is said with the exasperated tone and rolling eyes. I can't stand that trend that being rude is supposed to be cool.
Brian
(reply to Oscar) posted 1-Oct-2001 4:43pm  
I never said that. I merely note that when we have verbal intercourse, you are usually on top.  * smile *
Brian
(reply to LindaH) posted 1-Oct-2001 4:48pm  
So, one would deduce you are not a rude dude? Ahhh...dudette.
(rolling eyes)
Brian
(reply to Biggles) posted 1-Oct-2001 4:50pm  
S'not the kind of polite conversation one would expect from a proper British lady.
confetti
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 4:59pm  
They are.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 5:03pm  
Ah, but I'm not a "lady" for another 3 months  * wink *
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 5:03pm  
NO I'm not rude at all. *Sticking out tongue*  * raspberry * Pthththth
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 5:10pm  
One time my daughter and I were waiting to use a restroom. We were nearby and facing the door. Someone walked up and stood right in front of us and faced the door. I said "Let's use the other bathrooms. She must be in more of a hurry than we are." Then we left and went to the other bathrooms. I consider my response a vary nice way to handle the situation. Some people would disagree, calling it "sarcastic" and "confrontational" when confrontation is exactly what I avoid. People receive what they expect, I guess.
juliw
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 6:22pm  
Okay, go sit in the corner, and don't come out until you are ready to behave!
juliw
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 6:31pm  
And take off that silly looking tutu!
natsim
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 6:39pm  
Actually, I hope no-one would say "go to hell" to me, even in kind.
mandy
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 7:10pm  
Don't want to  * raspberry *
jettles Survey Central Subscriber Gold Qualifier
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:01pm  
lol lol lol, isn't it though!?!?!
Oscar
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 9:19pm  
oooh *shivers*
Sounds kinky!
Irene007 Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 1-Oct-2001 10:51pm  
"You know, you remind me of myself when I was young and stupid!"
Irene007 Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Brian) posted 1-Oct-2001 11:03pm  
Diplomacy is just a nice word for hipocracy...
Irene007 Survey Central Gold Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Enheduanna) posted 1-Oct-2001 11:04pm  
Here, here!
Kristal_Rose
(reply to Brian) posted 2-Oct-2001 5:14am  
Both can be problematic I suppose.
Brian
(reply to jettles) posted 2-Oct-2001 10:35am  
Unfortunately, I do not know to which comment you are responding. Everyone's response came lumped under my last comment. Please clarify.
Brian
(reply to Irene007) posted 2-Oct-2001 10:41am  
Or alternatively: "Aren't you a little old to be so naive?"
Brian
(reply to juliw) posted 2-Oct-2001 10:46am  
It's my tu tu and I'll wear it if I want to...
Get yer own!
juliw
(reply to Brian) posted 2-Oct-2001 12:29pm  
There! I have my tutu on. (admires self in mirror)
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to juliw) posted 2-Oct-2001 1:20pm  
Hooray! Now there are three of us in tu tus! What colour is yours?
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 2-Oct-2001 1:23pm  
and Brian re: nerd vs herd. I think those are opposites. A nerd is the last person you would see having the herd mentality.
msgman
(reply to LindaH) posted 2-Oct-2001 1:26pm  
Everybody has the herd mentality to some degree. It's just a question of which herd.
LindaH Quadruple Gold Star Survey Creator Gold Qualifier
(reply to msgman) posted 2-Oct-2001 1:34pm  
I don't think so. There are some people who have no herd. If I have a herd, can you tell me where it is?
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