It is not unusual for some people cross the line of acceptable behavior by making disrespectful comments. Peter Quarry explains to Eve Ash that pretending it was “only a joke”, or not intended to offend is irrelevant, especially if the other person is hurt. Tips for countering this behavior include staying calm, describing the undesirable behavior and instances when it’s occurred, plus the impact that it has. It is important that the offended person ask that the behavior stops.
Peter Quarry explains that some behaviors cause offense, irrespective of intention. The other person should remain calm, explain how the behavior’s impact and request that it ceases.
Disrespect (borderline harassment) often takes the form of
Pretending the behavior was a joke
The person who is offended should
Explain the hurtful impact of the person’s behavior
Ask the other person to cease and desist
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Peter Quarry