This post is very ranty and sort of angry, so if you’re looking for good vibrations, I suggest not reading this. If, on the other hand, angry and ranty is what you like with your cup of cocoa, read on.
I’m sorry you feel that way.
People who say this need to fuck off. They need to fuck off so hard that they meet themselves last Thursday, and then they and their time travelling double need to fuck off again. There’s nothing more dismissive and less apologetic than “I’m sorry you feel that way.” It’s a way of telling someone to go shove their feelings up their ass without actually saying the words. It has the sneaky benefit of inducing rage in the recipient whilst maintaining the appearance of politeness in the person who said it.
If someone tells you something you did made them feel bad, don’t tell them you’re sorry they feel that way. Try telling them that you’re actually fucking sorry. (The fucking is optional.) You might find it gets results.
Oh, whilst we’re listing dismissive phrases “You just like to argue” and “You’re crazy” are also pretty high up on the list of things assholes say. Just so you know. Oh wait – this is an even better one, pull this one out if you really want to dismiss a person and their feelings completely. Are you ready? Here goes:
“You’re only happy when you’re unhappy.”
There aren’t enough expletives in the world, really, there aren’t.