A little background first: I have this slightly eccentric associate who looked at my insulin pump, asked me what it was, and when I told him...here's the conversation that followed:
Him: "So you have diabetees?"
Me: "Yes, I have type 1 diabetes."
Him: "Well, all you have to do is lose about fifteen pounds and do what your doctor says, and you should be fine."
So then last night, in announcement form, as in, loudly, and in front of a group of people who are listening to him, he shares this pearl of wisdom. Oh...by the way...he's not any type of diabetic...not type 1...not type 2...definitely not gestational...anyway:
Him: "Diabetes is easy to live with. You just manage your sugars."
So I am in the process of composing a "sensitive and polite response" to this...guy. So I can prevent...not being nice...when I confront him.
I've been told that this is probably a good idea because he is...an idiot...who is very vocal about his...ideas.
All those ...places are to prevent some anonymous person from deleting my post. Those of you with experience dealing with...people...like this...person...I would like to get some feedback from anyone who has ever confronted a ...person... like this without...being insulting.
I tend to think it would be easier to run at him while screaming at the top of my lungs and shove a knitting needle up his nose. But this...is not a good idea. And plus, you have to catch ...idiots...like this RIGHT as they are doing it because if you WAIT, they might think you were chastising them for something ELSE! Like just standing in public, looking dim.
I should also mention that this person is somewhat dim.