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Whenever I read a book about difficult people, I come away with the idea I still don't know what to do. "Keep your own sense of self-confidence," one writer says, "and don't allow yourself to be verbally abused." ... Yes, but how?

... just as someone marches through the room crying out, "Don't you people have anything better to do?"

Well, I decided to turn everything upside down. Why not start with particular insults, especially insults everyone has heard before, and do research on each and every one to find the cure? —On schedule.That includes everything!

So on this website, you start with an insult [SunPorch], identify a codeword [Kitchen], look for two-word "Wings" [Part 9, below], and end up with a response [Nursery].

Insult [SunPorch] => Codeword [Kitchen] => "Wings" [Part 9] => Response [Nursery]

The "Wings" are the most important part of this process, and are listed in eighty-eight groups of four [Rows A. through V.] in Part 9, below.

 

 

 

As you can see, it's a big table. It has 88 * 4 = 352 two-word "Wings." That's a lot! Remember how long it took to learn "Please," "Thank you," "You're welcome," and "I'm sorry" — ? That's just four!

 

You have to know a lot of things when you travel. In airline training seminars, they say, "Don't respond to rude or unruly people with your emotions." (1.) Maybe it pays to be ignorant. There might be something in it. It's cultural. You can't start too young. These really aren't rules – It's sort of like guidelines. All kinds of minds. (2.) The educated people have good manners -- That's how they tell if someone's smart or dumb. (Every time I feel I'm missing something from my life, I should try to be attached to my life. What you're looking for is inside you. It's you.) The Daniels' method: This is the bad side; this is the good side. (3.) The "bad" people are honest, like cats -- They just attack you. (There's nothing worse for a fisherman than to have a fish on the hook that's dead. Play dead.) (4.) The "good" people are even worse. They cannot stand creativity, like rats -- They don't want to destroy you. They want you to be like them, which is destroyed! Braying in bands of pretension, they do things like accept you for publication, then delete you from the Table of Contents. (Mom, reel me in! Why? I'm as dirty as you are. And so are you?) They seem to be at a loss for words, and it can escalate to other things. Just make sure you know which shoe the foot is on. Let things develop.

 

 

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Part 9: Wings:
A Bird's Eye View.

 
 

A.

27.

 

 

85.

 

 

15.

 

 

78.

 

Password! Military.
Not recently.
Hold it!
Just wait!

Many ways!
I'll bet.
With details.
All over.

Sight unseen.
It's terrible.
So far.
MY mistake.

Or younger.
Big plans!
It's ludicrous.
Too lazy!

B.

38.

 

 

48.

 

 

31.

 

 

53.

 

Saved again!
RED HOT!
Rough landing!
Upside down.

Or whatever.
Recently released.
Keep going!
Home free!

HANDS OFF!
Not yours!
Not allowed!
Get away!

Wild, huh?
Just normal.
Must you?
Or worse!

C.

18.

 

 

42.

 

 

4.

 

 

87.

 

Apparently not.
Until today.
All that.
Can't miss!

Stashed around.
It's remarkable.
Nothing to it!
But why?

Ease up!
Sure, boss!
Very different.
A doormat!

It's family.
Great freedom!
Many moons!
Everything's changing.

D.

71.

 

 

55.

 

 

36.

 

 

30.

 

So soon?
Forget it!
In grief.
How delicate.

Not the least.
Think so?
And? Rats!
Certainly not.

Right! – Absolutely.
They're separate.
What kind?
Go slow!

What more?
There's hope.
Totally demanding.
Who doesn't?

E.

7.

 

 

58.

 

 

16.

 

 

69.

 

Until now!
Small world.
A hit man!
Think twice!

Afraid not.
The reverse!
For what?
Quite unnecessary.

Or vice versa.
Says who?
A spark!
Cutting back.

WORK HARDER!
MOVE BACK!
On schedule.
Going fast!

F.

59.

 

 

83.

 

 

33.

 

 

50.

 

No restraint.
Off rhythm.
It's uncanny.
YOU SHOULDN'T!

How discouraging.
Heavy duty.
No violence!
Fashionably late.

Something unusual.
Which one?
Oh, yeah!
Save money!

Night sky!
Within reach!
Many more!
It's murder!

G.

64.

 

 

29.

 

 

35.

 

 

75.

 

Probably – Something.
Go on!
At first.
In hiding.

For gold!
(The swim.)
Since when?
Nothing complicated.

Not today.
I killed!
Big family!
Stick around!

Bad timing.
Many things!
You sure?
Not enough.

H.

65.

 

 

26.

 

 

47.

 

 

37.

 

What's next?
Totally unexpected.
Everything changes.
It's anarchy!

It's perfect!
Any one.
Before long!
Ask anyone!

All set.
No sweat.
Brain waves!
We'll wait.

Very nice.
Even before.
Either way.
Not entirely.

I.

19.

 

 

10.

 

 

74.

 

 

34.

 

So WHAT?
Too soon.
A natural.
Someone might.

Don't worry.
Pony up!
First try!
Anything else?

Not much.
The opposite.
Forget that!
Networking, eh?

Under one.
Smarten up!
That's impressive.
It's deeper.

J.

84.

 

 

5.

 

 

25.

 

 

41.

 

Otherwise, fine.
Breaking rules.
Change what?
TOO BAD!

Before what?
More obscure.
That powerful.
Not quite.

Pretty intense.
That's excessive.
Almost impossible.
Loafing around!

All right.
Thataway!
Everyone else.
It's mutual.

K.

22.

 

 

2.

 

 

8.

 

 

80.

 

Who knows?
I wouldn't.
By moonlight.
Ever hopeful.

No doubt.
Very enriching.
Is it?
Massively inconvenient.

Never stop.
My mojo!
Controlled mind reading.
Must be.

Nothing special.
Very unique.
I do.
Of course!

L.

56.

 

 

77.

 

 

39.

 

 

9.

 

What way?
Brace yourself!
Not okay.
No reason.

Just noticed?
It's captivating.
More so!
Next time!

Mystery solved!
That's it.
For now.
Unforgivable blackness.

Mostly that.
Spooky, huh?
Never mind!
More human.

M.

45.

 

 

17.

 

 

32.

 

 

68.

 

So? ... So?
No wonder.
Socially challenged!
Just barely.

You know.
Clear shot!
Clean record.
THINGS CHANGE!

Quick enough.
All around.
Do less.
Deep connection.

A joke!
Cheap thrills.
Can't resist.
Control yourself!

N.

13.

 

 

28.

 

 

3.

 

 

11.

 

Good advice.
Not yet.
Don't laugh.
The mountain!

Thank you!
Real old-fashioned.
Cashier's checks.
In case.

What's important?
And everything!
As if.
Why bother?

Hiding out.
New generation.
No supervision!
Disconnect it.

O.

62.

 

 

43.

 

 

88.

 

 

79.

 

Thank goodness!
Grow more.
It's maddening.
I've heard.

Ancient footprints.
Hearty bonhomie!
Mostly ceremonial.
SETTLE DOWN!

War souvenirs!
Nowhere near.
Sounds serious!
Noteworthy!

At least.
It's how.
God forbid!
CUT BACK!

P.

76.

 

 

23.

 

 

14.

 

 

63.

 

Man! Expensive!
Even now.
What's different?
Going up!

Not always.
Hardly ever.
No more!
EVERY TIME!

Nothing much.
Just about.
Winging it!
CAN'T FAIL!

What else?
By now.
All along.
Just some.

Q.

1.

 

 

86.

 

 

67.

 

 

12.

 

THE MARK!
Insultingly beautiful.
Nothing urgent.
MANY TIMES!

Shift change!
Never hide!
Beautiful, huh?
After you!

Don't panic!
Not so!
DOGS, TOO!
CUT LOOSE!

Back when!
No need.
Doing nothing.
I'm waiting.

R.

72.

 

 

6.

 

 

82.

 

 

54.

 

Just don't!
We're old-school.
From overseas!
Deeply disturbing.

Avoid entanglements.
Someone else.
Let go!
Everyone's hungry.

Nothing fancy.
Totally unspoiled.
Very elusive.
Every chance.

How's that?
Oh, definitely!
Too early!
Lab coat.

S.

20.

 

 

66.

 

 

73.

 

 

52.

 

BELIEVE me.
Have faith!
The crusaders!
Doesn't matter.

Holy Catfish!
Too late!
New discovery.
Not everyone.

Until recently.
Maybe – Both!
Why not?
How amusing.

Well, okay!
It's ridiculous.
I'm easy.
The freezer.

T.

24.

 

 

61.

 

 

57.

 

 

40.

 

Wrong place.
Nothing yet.
Individually wrapped.
Very little.

Hey! OUCH.
Circling in.
Royal blood.
Nothing really.

Drop over!
So worthy!
Likewise. Easy!
Struck out!

See that?
Every penny!
Becoming careless!
Bring it!

U.

81.

 

 

44.

 

 

51.

 

 

60.

 

Twice blessed!
No camping.
Definitely popular!
And yet ...

I'm sorry.
Let's live!
ANY TIPS?
Wise up!

Turn it around!
Alla grandissimo!
More crime!
It's insane.

Yeah, sure.
Really determined.
Out working!
Just beginning.

V.

46.

 

 

21.

 

 

70.

 

 

49.

 

You'd think.
Anything new?
Be honest.
No rules.

Someone must.
Very mysterious.
Many options.
And more!

The edge!
Not long.
Besides that!
Even so.

Harsh. Indeed.
It's riveting.
Have kids!
No rush.

 

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Preparation is everything. There's an effective way to learn how to use these "Wings." You can prepare yourself in advance for a wide variety of different situations. (Not to mention Moxie's Disease!)

 
 
 
 

Part 10: A Wolf's Tale in the Sky.

 
 

A sarcastic "Thank you" can lead a person into trouble. "You're welcome" doesn't really work. However, "—NO TROUBLE!" spoken with an edge, works perfectly. The beautiful aspect of this second response is its adaptability to many shades of meaning, depending upon the physical situation in which you find yourself, the emotions expressed on your face, and your tone of voice. It sort of levels the playing field. They say, "Thank you." You say, "—NO TROUBLE!"

However, you can say lots of other things, including "—Everything's easy," "—I'll live," "—Home free!" and the ever-popular, "—You're welcome." The entire purpose of the bins up above is to provide a repository of responses for any subtle knot or sticky wicket you can get into.

It's sort of like a wolf's tale in the sky. You can use your imagination.

 
 

Part 11: A Seal with a Human Face.

 
 

This is a website of concrete possibilities, with specific responses and powerful follow-ups. Remember that every particular thing is offensive to someone, so around your place of work, always act real serious and say things like, "—Absolutely!" "—NO TROUBLE!" "—It's insane," and "—You know." Try to act like the rest of the Robo-Persons, like you're in summer camp or second grade. It's better to be safe than sorry — You're better off acting like Snow White.

And if you're around truly dangerous people, that is, people who can't control themselves and who go around stabbing people and beating people up, act really dumb and say things like, "—Who knows?" "—Probably," "—Something unusual," and "—You know." Let sleeping dogs lie — You're better off acting like Mickey Mouse.

Otherwise, if you're like most people, you may be afraid to say something aggressive because you're afraid you'll lose control or say something stupid. It's very dangerous to hold things in. Most of the responses you find here are not stupid, even if you say them at inappropriate times. For instance, "—Real old-fashioned," "—Just normal," "—It's uncanny," and "—THINGS CHANGE!" They provide a tangible outlet, in today's world, for people who might otherwise go postal.

If you don't do it on purpose, you don't know what's going to come out.

If yoo di ut on purpose, you do know.

You're better off acting like a seal.

 
 

Part 12: Things Change.

 
 

People frightened to death of seeing themselves, devote almost all their energy to "posturing." When people posture, they unconsciously alter other people's moods. In a way they are saying, "I feel hurt, angry and confused, so I want to make other people feel hurt, angry and confused." Some gift! If you don't accept such a gift, who does it go to? The aim of Non-escalating Verbal Self-Defence is to remember what we all have in common at the deepest level. Human beings need warmth, rest, nourishment and work in the outside physical world, and the perception we have smooth-running engines and large horizons in the inner world of dreams and ideas.

This is a website of warm, funny, and sensible responses to any worn-out or habitual sentence a person can utter. If the level of discourse some people devote to posturing were a game of chess, a computer programmed from taxi1010.com would be quite a champion.

I like to start from a particular point of view. In the late afternoon I sometimes stand on a promontory in Berkeley's Aquatic Park while my dogs roll around in the grass nearby. I count senses.

Breathing from my belly, like an infant, I sense the cool breeze on my cheeks. I listen to the rustle of breezes in the trees, and reaching out, to the soft roar of traffic on the freeway. Suddenly I hear the birds. Then I feel the gravity of the planet pulling me down, and my body in a slight sway, holding my balance. How many senses so far?

I feel a sense of community with Nature around me, and harmony within. I smell the pond, ever so slightly, and inside, the parched dryness of my throat — I'm dying of thirst! I see the clouds on the far horizon to the North, and turning, see the weather to the West and to the South. I sense the time and humidity in the moon of the moment. Then a light ripple of emotion racing across my face.

The sparkle of the day! You can almost taste it in beckoning spoonfuls: it's a bowl of pear-merlot gelato. Then I shift, drowsily sensing the droll irony of dreams deep inside. I can continue in this way for quite some time, breathing and counting senses.

I remember when, earlier in the day, a complete stranger had said, "When's the sun going to come out?" I had memorized the question and now look it up in Part 9, up above. I'm looking for an answer.

Every cell has a potential response, perhaps, "—THINGS CHANGE!" in Row M, ("Masking") or "—Wild, huh?" in Row B. ("Blackmail") Finally I get to, "—Before long!" in Row H, ("Harassment") and realize on a very deep level it's the kind of thing a mother would say to a little boy.

"When are we going home?" the little boy asks, and his mother responds, "—Before long!" It's a heartfelt response and stays with you forever. Probably the man who asked, "When's the sun going to come out?" had forgotten such an experience or had never had one.

By saying, "—Before long!" I am taking him in a direction he might not have expected, and offering him a gift very difficult to refuse. Any more analysis misses the point.

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April 21, 2001

Dear Amoret,

We have three new "philosophies" near the bottom of the following URL:

http://www.taxi1010.com/resource/Prumbing.htm

In a totally unrelated matter, I am sort of curious how you might proceed if you had to "insert" a new "insult" into taxi1010 if you had to do it by yourself.

For example, what if you had to insert the following "insult":

"To be or not to be, that is the question."

Specifically, what stargate would you put it in, and what two-word "Wings" would you use? Don't worry about the follow-up. I'll tell you how to do that later.

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Ciao,
Richard

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April 22, 2001

Dear Richard,

I'd not have much luck with this one! What I do when I try to place them myself is to look at all the classes first and see which one feels right. So for this insult (which I have a hard time feeling this as an insult) I picked the ones that were the closest - but none of them felt close. There is an element of the Belittler. Possibly a Patronizer, or a Reformer. Then the next step, I pick Belittler and try that ... it feels most like Intimidation, for the best of the four Diagnostics. Then I look at the tool set: —Never stop. (now that seems perfect!) Now if I couldn't find "Wings" that were anywhere near good from the Intimidation group, I would check my other choices, the Patronizer and Reformer and go through the same steps. If I still didn't find a good response, I would go to the wine cellar and read all the "Wings" till I found one that felt right. Usually when I do that, I find a bunch of good ones; however, I've never found one on my own that you agreed was "the" answer. That's how I do it. What do you think of that? How do you do it....

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Amoret

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April 22, 2001

Dear Amoret,

This is easier than you realize. It's also a hell of a lot more fun than you realize. taxi1010.com is a "finite state automaton" and everything keys off the actual words in the attack.

"To be or not to be, that is the question," is an attack, because if someone walks up and repeats that sentence to you, it is not obvious what to say back. That is why it is an attack. You'd have to sit there "thinking" of something.

Taxi1010.com removes the "thinking." Everything becomes automatic. When they say, "To be or not to be, that is the question," they are not "thinking." They are reciting a "line." So here's how to find the taxi1010.com "Wings":

(1) Immediately go to the following URL and look up the stargate for every single word in the sentence:

http://www.taxi1010.com/kitchen.htm

 
     
 

To - 51
be - 37
or - 3
not - 74
to - 51
be - 37
that - 51
is - 77
the - 61
question - 24

(2) Now, eliminate duplicate stargates:

To - 51
be - 37
or - 3
not - 74
is - 77
the - 61
question - 24

I can tell you this in advance: We want to give the most "weight" to the last words of the sentence, so I strongly suspect we'll find the "truest" Wings in stargate 24.

Also, the word "question" appears to stand out from the rest as the most "meaningful." This may or may not be the case. Sometimes a tiny word like "the" can surprise you in its usefulness as a response picker!

(3) Now, I have Turmeric cards here at home, and you don't. For me, all I have to do is go through my deck of cards and "pull" the seven cards in question, and leaf through them at my leisure. It's so easy! I almost instantly "spot" the "truest" response. However, you don't have Turmeric cards, so you have to struggle along by going to the following URL:

http://www.taxi1010.com/winecellar.htm#wings

(4) Then you have to do a «Find» on 24, 61, 77, 74, 3, 37, and 51 and copy down the suggested "Wings":

24 - Wrong place. Nothing yet. Individually wrapped. Very little.

61 - Hey! OUCH. Circling in. Royal blood. Nothing really.

77 - Just noticed? It's captivating. More so! Next time!

74 - Not much. The opposite. Forget that! Networking, eh?

3 - What's important? And everything! As if. Why bother?

37 - Very nice. Even before. Either way. Not entirely.

51 - Turn it around! Alla grandissimo! More crime! It's insane.

(5) We have narrowed the field down to twenty-eight choices, which isn't so bad! With the "weighting" toward the top of the list, in stargate24, which was indexed by the word, "question," I would pick, "Individually wrapped."

However, other possibilities exist, and that also is "Individually wrapped."

It's also the "funniest" response, and "funny" is the most appropriate direction to go in this particular case.

(6) Finally, go to the following URL and have a peek at what that stargate has to say about the situation, which I will leave to you:

http://www.taxi1010.com/stargate24.htm

(7) Well, never mind. I went ahead and peeked: The follow-up, which I found in stargate24, could easily be, "There's always a way."

Notice how some things there "go along" with what we're looking for, and some things don't help us much. The whole idea is to "go along" with what works and to ignore what doesn't help too much. The essay at the bottom of the page, having to do with "Rick & Ann's" is especially appropriate for this "attack" and our subsequent research.

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Ciao,
Richard

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