|Great Comeback Lines
by Tom Letson MA LPC SAC in NJ
Comebacks are not for everyone! Comebacks can be helpful
when dealing with mean kids, however, kids should practice
comebacks with an adult. Comebacks don't stop bullying, BUT
they can increase confidence, which can discourage bullies.
A comeback is not a return insult! Never us a comeback if a
kid may become challenged or violent!
The following are examples to help you think of ones that
are suitable to your situation and to your age.
Your words are meaningless to me.
Get a life.
Whatever you say.
Why do you say things like that?
You are wasting your breath.
Your opinions have no effect on me at all.
I don’t let someone like you get to me.
I heard you and I don’t care.
That is kind of funny but stop now.
This is just wrong.
Everyone says I’m going to run into people like you
for the rest of my life – great.
Here we go again.
You are a waste of my time.
I wish you would stop wasting my time.
Feel better now?
You’re a real expert at this. Congrats.
Can you just stop?
Are you done?
Why do you do this over and over?
How can you say that with a
smile on your face?
How would you feel if someone were doing
this to you?
It would be nice if you grew up.
Stop being a child.
You should hear yourself - pathetic.
I could care less about what you think.
You can see I'm terribly hurt.
Say whatever you want.
I will never feel bad because of you.
Keep talking - I'm not listening.
It’s real sad that you are doing this.
It must be a joy to be your parents.
What did I ever do to you?
Why does this make you feel good?
This is a shame because I actually
thought we could have been friends.
You know we used to be friends.
When we were friends I never thought you would
do something like this.
I really thought you were a good kid.
I had no idea you were this kind of
I never thought you could do something
You used to be a pretty nice kid.
You have really changed.
Stop using me to feel good about yourself.
Build up your self-esteem some other way.
OK you hurt me- move on.
Wow. You discovered I’m
different than you.
Wow. You discovered I look different than you.
They say everyone has a talent.
And that’s supposed to make me feel what?
I should really report you but you’re not
You can think about stopping now.
Are we going to go through this every single
Are you going to waste my time like
this every day?
Is it your goal in life or something to do
this to me?
I feel sorry for you.