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Old 09-12-2017, 04:37 PM
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So I was at a gas station getting gas and as I get back in the car, the middle aged woman at the pump next island over asks me

"What are you compensating for?"

I wished I'd had a more clever response, but the best I could do in the heat of the moment was:

"I dunno, but it must be tiny because this car is awesome", and I left.

Of course, later I thought I could have worked my size 13 4E shoes into the response, but thinking "What I should have said" later rarely helps!

Next to "mid life crisis" this is probably the most common cliche, so I'm curious what comebacks others have used...

Any good ones to file away for next time?
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:40 PM
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The 7th zero in my bank account.
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Having owned Corvettes for 45+ years I have heard that question many times. I just tell them I wanted one before I was old enough to drive and once I had a well paying secure job I purchased my car and kept upgrading like everybody else does as time goes by.

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I'm 27 and people are always like..seriously a z06?

I say YOLO! Haters going to hate. If I can afford it..why not.
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Tell her middle aged women
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Originally Posted by village idiot View Post
The 7th zero in my bank account.
I like this one, I'll have to remember it!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:59 PM
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I always tell them I'm compensating for a really tiny dick. The look on their face is usually reward enough while they try and figure out exactly what I meant by that. :



Ask a girl a stupid question, get a stupid answer.

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Should have told her its more fun to be in a Corvette than be in a middle aged woman.
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Originally Posted by DAVE396LT1 View Post
"What are you compensating for?"
There's an old retort used by Harley riders to question "Why do you ride a Harley?" It is "If I have to explain you wouldn't understand." I think it would work well for the "compensation" question, too.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:23 PM
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Honey I'm not compensating for squat. I've got it all !
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5thgeneration is on the right track...

Her: "What are you compensating for?"

Me: "I don't have to compensate for anything."
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:33 PM
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I'm not compensating
I'm accelerating

Can't do that in your pathetic minivan.
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Not compensating--celebrating!
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Had a guy tell me that my car was a poor financial decision.

Mothereffer, you're towing around $750,000 worth of children and you're telling me my $65k car is a bad financial decision?
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I've been asked questions like that. What I say if it's a stranger who asked is usually some variation on the following basic psychological truth: "You know, that's an interesting question. You don't know me at all, so I'm guessing that your question says a whole lot more about you than it does about me."

If they hang around for an explanation, which they generally don't, I'll offer something like: "It's been my experience that when a person asks a question like that of someone whom they don't know, it generally means that the person asking the question has an issue about themselves that they'd rather not admit. It becomes easier to put it onto someone else."

There are a number of psychological processes, all of the defensive variety, that can be implicated when someone asks a question like that of a stranger.
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Originally Posted by owc6 View Post
I always tell them I'm compensating for a really tiny dick. The look on their face is usually reward enough while they try and figure out exactly what I meant by that. :



Ask a girl a stupid question, get a stupid answer.
Awesome.

I've never been asked that question. I'd probably ignore it and not try to answer.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by AviBen View Post
I've been asked questions like that. What I say if it's a stranger who asked is usually some variation on the following basic psychological truth: "You know, that's an interesting question. You don't know me at all, so I'm guessing that your question says a whole lot more about you than it does about me."

If they hang around for an explanation, which they generally don't, I'll offer something like: "It's been my experience that when a person asks a question like that of someone whom they don't know, it generally means that the person asking the question has an issue about themselves that they'd rather not admit. It becomes easier to put it onto someone else."

There are a number of psychological processes, all of the defensive variety, that can be implicated when someone asks a question like that of a stranger.
That hit the nail right on the head!
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This thread reminded me of that Seinfeld episode where George doesn't have a good comeback for an insult but thinks of one later and goes to a lot of trouble to try to recreate the scenario all over again so he can say "the jerk store called and there all out of YOU!"
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Depending on my mood......

It's not my car I'm just taking it to get gas or washed

It's just a chevy doesn't even have a back seat

Compensating? Believe me I got more then enough but you'll never find out

Or

Just stare at them and shake my head


Really I get few negative comments.
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Originally Posted by fourmat View Post
Tell her middle aged women
^^^^^^^^^
This everytime

Men laugh and Women don't like it very much


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