Ever wonder what to respond in a heated thread? Ever worry that your opinion may not come off well, or worry that the fact that you don't even have an opinion will bite you in the butt? Just want to be included, look smart and get some attention?

Don't worry any longer! Here are five proven ways to respond to a heated thread that ensure that you'll get at least ten high fives and 5 friend invitations!  You might even get a few "you go, girl!" messages on your chatterbox!

You don't have to have an opinion or a brain, and you don't even have to have read the entire Original Post - just pick one of the following responses and you're in, baby, you're IN!

Response 1:

The popcorn Sweet Pea.


This little creature is bound to get a few laughs and vigorous nods of the head no matter WHAT the topic of the thread is! And the bonus is, you can always claim that you didn't mean anything by it - you were just hungry for a snack!

Response 2:

"Ignorance is bliss."

Oooo, that simple statement right there will get everyone in a tizzy because they won't know exactly which side you're on - but after a minute, odds are that everyone will assume you're on their side and agree with you! Talk about a sweet neutral solution!

Response 3:

"Don't judge."

Awwwyeah, whippin' out the big guns, now! Make people feel guilty about having common sense and using it!  The conundrum is this... people HAVE common sense and know right from wrong, but society says it's not ok to think OTHER people should know it, too... so by telling people not to judge, you're, in effect, making them choose to be quiet, or go against "society" by voicing their common sense... what power! Plus, it's another way for you to not have to have an opinion! A double winner whammy!

Response 4:

"Are we talking about this AGAIN?"

Not only do you not have to have an opinion to use this one, but you get to come off as one of those hoity toity better-than-thou's with their nose in the air :).  And when you act like that, people just come a'runnin' to be your friend!

Response 5:


Hey, it gets you in the post but doesn't commit you to anything. What can be better than that? It's all about exposure, baby, not well thought out replies that make sense and possibly influence people. Why worry about that junk when all you have to do for a little attention is stick one word up? That's right. High five! (an eyeroll sweetpea adds flavor to this response, fyi!)

So there you have it. Five responses guaranteed to get you involved in hot topics and get you attention without actually having to think, come up with an opinion, or defend your views! Did you ever think anything could be so easy?

(those with a sense of humor are soooo going to get this... those without one, well, nothing much can be done about that, lol)

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 4:20 PM





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Apr. 3, 2009 at 4:20 PM

You forgot one. Get your snark in James Bond style.

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 4:23 PM

I did forget about the picking apart people's typing or spelling, lol... is that the one you're thinking of, runawaybunny?

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 4:31 PM

That was so funny!

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 4:45 PM

I'll have to keep these in mind.  To be fair,  I've been on here for over a year (close to two years, I think)  and the same topics do come up OVER and OVER again.  (Me, I just stop contributing to those!)

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 4:58 PM

HAHAHA i love it.

er i mean ignorance is bliss!

oh i am so using that one!

and im snacking on popcorn right now! lol

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 5:04 PM

What about the proberbial " Walk a mile in his/her/their/my shoes MamaP ? That one I LOVE! To funny as always lady!

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 5:18 PM

OMG mamaP this titally rocks!

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Apr. 3, 2009 at 5:44 PM


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Apr. 3, 2009 at 5:44 PM

Did I do that right? :)

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