Play games with it. Use a riff on "reach out". For example, the next time you are tasked to convince someone of something, just say, "I'll reach around him and see if we can find a mutually satisfying way to come to a solution."
Let me know how that goes.
"I will fight until Hell freezes over and then fight on the ice."
Captain William Mattingly at the Battle of Bulltown, West Virginia 1863
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I'm sorry if I hurt you feelings when I called you stupid - I thought you already knew - Unknown ................................... When you have no future, you live in the past. " Sycamore Row" by John Grisham ................................... Liberalism is a failure to find pathways to intelligence in your brain. - David Lawrence
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used with a condescending, faux-empathetic: "we know more than you, yet don't know enough about a situation to bother to get knowledgeable, so we're going to opt-out of something, or take draconian measure, which later turne out to be drastically overdone, because we acted out of an overabundance of caution."
Nothing in life has no risk, and copping this BS "route/tone" really means, to me, that they cannot be bothered, or are incapable of, assessing the risks and proceeding accordingly = let's PUNT!
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