Often on this Forum people say that they always think of the perfect, witty comeback for a rude comment hours after the fact. In the past when someone has been rude to you, how do you wish you'd responded?
I'll give you my story. Back when I was in college my aunt said, to my face, that my eyes "bug out." Those are the very words she used. Now, I do have big, dark, heavy-lidded eyes -- just like my mom, who was sitting right there with me when my aunt made this comment. The only explanation I can think of for such a bizarre and rude remark was that my aunt meant it in a kind of "all in the family" vein. But if that is so, then it was very ill-judged, since she is my father's sister, not my mother's, and her own eyes are of "normal" size.
At the time I just sat there shocked, but now, several years later, I know how I should have responded:
Aunt: You know how your eyes bug out..
NEDESAPIO: Oh, they do?...Well, I'm gratified to know I have at least one thing in common with the great Marty Feldman. [a.k.a. "Igor" in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN]