While complete silence is usually used to ward off the bad stuff, I used it to avoid arguing with the one who thinks she is always right.
I complimented "The One" on a shirt she was wearing one day. It was a very pretty shirt, and I truly admired it. She starts telling me how she got the shirt. Ended up being a shirt from someone who is from a foreign country. To protect "The One", I will use a planet, but in the exact format she used.
Hi "The One" I really like that shirt, it's beautiful.
Oh, thanks, it came from So and So whose boyfriend gave it to So and So's mom. It didn't fit So and So's mom, so she gave it to So and So, but So and So couldn't wear it either. So and So's boyfriend, is foreign, not from this planet, he's Martian, from Martia.
I just blinked a couple times and walked away. I thought that would be easier that trying to argue wit her that the place is Mars, and that there is no place as Martia.