I am a very outspoken person. I respect outspoken people. Speak your mind! Freedom of speech! AMERICA! I get it, and I roll with it but sometimes, yes there are times, when I feel it’s best to say nothing at all.
Like when your co-worker says something so ignorant in a meeting and all of your proposed responses include the phrase “are you kidding me?” Or when your old friend slowly re-friends your ex, and his ex via social media for no reason that you can tell other than she enjoys using the “like” button. OR when you give a guy your number and it turns out he’s in fact married to the woman across the room who is now glaring at you. No he doesn’t wear a ring but why should he? They have matching tattoos!
In all these aforementioned situations I remained silent, and while it might have felt super gratifying to say exactly what I would have liked to say right then, the situation would not have been improved through anything that came out of my mouth. The moment would have passed and I would have felt all empty and frustrated which is lame.
It’s an art, giving em’ crickets. Say nothing at all, even add a smile in there, and you’ll find people will pay more attention. Or they’ll just think you’re mysterious. Both are chic.