“Whatever!” A Comeback That’s Pure Gold

Indifferent.

If you’re a target of bullying, would you like to know the perfect comeback to your bullies’ evil remarks? One that you can use in almost any verbal situation and one you can use for anything the bullies say to you?

One word- “whatever.”

A cool response of “whatever” is the best comeback of the ages! It’s short and sweet, and it’s the perfect blow-off to any bully.

Let’s face it, being blown-off with this magic word is a real pisser-offer to every bully because they’re looking for a big reaction from you and any time you (calmly) make this little response, it sends the message to the bully that you’re bored with anything they have to say- or better yet, that they bore you. Ouch!

Another reason this little beauty of a word infuriates bullies so much is that there’s no good comeback to counter it. It stops them dead in their tracks and leaves them looking nine kinds of stupid!

Bullies may verbally retaliate with a “whatever” of their own, but it will only make them look uninventive, childish, and even dumber. The trick is to draw first blood.

In other words, with this sweet little response, he who says it first automatically wins the day!

Let’s break it down some more, shall we?

1.If you’re a target of bullying, this little one-worder will make you look calm, cool, and collected while making your bullies look defeated.

2. As implied above, it takes the wind out of the bullies’ sails.

3. It infuriates them so much that it drives them crazy and renders them unable to think. Then your bullies only screw up and expose themselves for the losers they are.

4. Also, as mentioned earlier, it’s nearly impossible to counter.

So, put this in your little toolbox of comebacks because with it, you can’t go wrong! Just remember to say it calmly and coolly. Then watch your bullies’ reactions as they search and stumble to find a comeback without repeating you and looking utterly ridiculous.

I’m already snickering as I type this! And you will too once you use it and throw your bullies off balance!

16 thoughts on ““Whatever!” A Comeback That’s Pure Gold

  1. You are right, Cherie, I’ve used this word on numerous occasions, and it works! Using this word shows a complete indifference to the other person, and there is no comeback, as you said. Remember when “whatever” was a fad among teenagers? Parents hated it!

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  3. An Introduction to the Rif learning on the High Holy Days. טוב

    יומא פרק ג’ משנה ח: בא לו אצל פרו; ופרו היה עומד בין האולם ולמזבח, ראשו לדרום ופניו למערב, והכוהן עומד במזרח ופניו למערב, וסמך שתי ידיו עליו והתוודה. וכך היה אומר, אנא ה’–עוויתי פשעתי חטאתי לפניך, אני וביתי; אנא ה’–כפר נא לעוונות ולפשעים ולחטאים, שעוויתי ושפשעתי ושחטאתי לפניך, אני וביתי: ככתוב בתורת משה עבדך לאמור “כי ביום הזה יכפר עליכם, לטהר אתכם: מכול, חטאותיכם, לפני ה’, תטהרו” (ויקרא טז,ל)

    On dof לו: the Gemara brings the famous מחלקת between Rabbi Meir and the Sages on the matter of a making a confession of dedication unto HaShem. R. Meir brings the language of Moshe, whereas the Sages bring the NaCH sources to support their opinion.
    אמר רבה בר שמואל, אמר רב, הלכה כדברי חכמים. פשיטא?! יחיד ורבים הלכה כרבים
    When does this כלל apply? In all rabbinic disputes. Hence the language of the Shemone Esrei does not bring within its language the rabbinic dedication unto HaShem. What separates and distinguishes a וידוי דרבנן from a וידוי דאורייתא? This distinction, perhaps it explains how the Rambam in his Book of Commandments includes tefilla as one of the 248 positive commandments.

    The B’hag, too held that tefilla qualifies as a mitzva from the Torah. It appears to me that the B’hag learns from oaths, based upon the other name for the Shemone Esei – Amida; the gemara of Shevuoth learns that a person has to stand before a Safer Torah to swear a Torah oath. To make a ברכה requires שם ומלכות. Why?

    The latter key terms of k’vanna (שם ומלכות) raise a lower order ‘praise’ to a higher order ‘blessing’. A blessing qualifies as the “offspring” of oaths. If so, how then did the B’hag learn the above quoted Mishna and Gemara? In קפ”ח הלכות יום הכיפורים the B’hag prioritizes the dedication of intent over the lower order of casting blood upon the altar. But there he does not elaborate the distinction between a וידוי דאוריית כנגד הוידוי דרבנן.

    Therefore, based upon the B’hag’s opinion wherein he lists lighting the lights of Hanukkah, lighting the lights of Shabbot, and reading Megillat Esther as mitzvot from the Torah. The logical דיוק made therefrom, that raising halachic rabbinic mitzvot to positive time oriented commandments, defines the k’vanna of making a וידוי דאורייתא.

    Hence all halachot affixed to a given Mishna, and that given Mishna, in its turn, affixed (as a consequence of learning either Aggadita or Midrashim, to ascertain prophetic mussar) to a specific blessing within the language of the Shemone Esrei … this k’vanna of dedication raise all rabbinic halachot unto positive time oriented commandments from the Torah. The term תרי”ג commandments takes on new meaning.

    • It sounds like the person was bullying you because they either couldn’t or wouldn’t answer the question. I think it’s the first option. People use this to keep from looking stupid.

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