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Old 04-05-2013, 10:37 AM
 
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Hello People,

When an authority (boss, teacher, judge etc.) says this response to you "Are you calling me a liar", what is a professional intelligent response we can say back? Outside of "no" (because they may indeed by lying).
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I'd say, "Can we have a professional, courteous discussion about this without taking it to the next level, or would you rather plan to meet in the parking lot and give each other bloody noses? What about a duel instead - you pick. Or we could just stick with civilized, adult discussion and try to understand each others' point of view. I bet our coworkers would prefer that option."
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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I'd say, "Can we have a professional, courteous discussion about this without taking it to the next level, or would you rather plan to meet in the parking lot and give each other bloody noses? What about a duel instead - you pick. Or we could just stick with civilized, adult discussion and try to understand each others' point of view. I bet our coworkers would prefer that option."
Oh that is a excellent reply back!!! Very mature and professional.

I have had a boss in the past that used to say that to us and I would always be stunned on how to reply to him. I refuse to get into the pig pin with fools.
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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Ask the person if he or she is, in fact, lying.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Waterworld
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Personally, I would say yes. lol.
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:24 PM
 
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don't put up with that passive aggressive bulls---.

I'd simply restate what I said. Don't let them put words in your mouth.

"No, I'm not calling you a liar. I'm simply stating that blablabla"
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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Personally, I would say yes. lol.
Me too. If I think theyre lying I'll just say it. And if it goes to the parking lot then thats always fun too. Not professional or mature I know. lol
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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"Are you calling me a liar?"

I'd say "I could start, but for now let's just stick with using our real first and last names."

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Old 04-05-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'd say, "Can we have a professional, courteous discussion about this without taking it to the next level, or would you rather plan to meet in the parking lot and give each other bloody noses? What about a duel instead - you pick. Or we could just stick with civilized, adult discussion and try to understand each others' point of view. I bet our coworkers would prefer that option."
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"Can we have a professional, courteous discussion about this without... resorting to name calling?

Or

"Could we just stick with a civilized, adult discussion and try to understand each others' point of view"?
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:10 PM
 
Location: San Angelo, Texas
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