What have Intelligent Drunks, Queeny Divas and Manic Despression sufferers in their manic phase all have in common?
Well, before you reach for your postcards, I shall tell you.
They all are expert at delivering the cutting insult.
Years ago now, I once had to chase a psychiatric patient down the main drive of Bootham Park Hospital in York. The woman could see I was flagging by the time she had reached the main gates which led to a busy thoroughfare just outside the city gate and in front of a load of shoppers and drivers in their cars she screamed " Come on Lard Arse" at me before she scrambled onto a passing bus!
A policewoman once told me that when faced with a potty mouthed woman ( when she was not working) the best way to get your own back verbally is to confidently point out to her and the world that she is wearing " CHEAP SHOES!" . It is a put down that I have only successfully used twice and I must admit , it was incredibly satisfying when I unleashed it on a woman who swore at me on a petrol station forecourt.
What is the best put down you have heard or better still said.......?
I'd be interested to hear just how good bloggers are at the one line insult