You Can't Beat a Dead Rabbit

Friday, January 25, 2013

From reading books on Peter Rabbit, I've come to see him as a lovable little creature. You've probably seen him/her in your yard looking like this.

And now I will share with you something so simple, so easy, no license needed, works round the clock, does not cause hangovers, and will make your life a lot nicer.

If you, like me and most other folks, have a perfectionist controller then you know that whatever you do or say will never be "right" and you will always, by your existence, be "wrong".

So I had a jolt of inspiration. If you know your parade's going to be called on account of rain, then don't announce it. So I decided that I wasn't going to be walking on egg shells around my sister any more. So I turned to my Super Gal self and came up with the....

You can't pick a fight or make a judgement or expect any response from a Dead Rabbit. It's brilliant. I used it for a whole vacation weekend and walked away intact. My sister is still trying to figure out why she couldn't get her hooks in me.

Many of my friends who have controllers and perfectionists in their life have tried this and loved it. So I'm passing it on to you. See if it works. You may have to experiment to find out the level of "deadness" that works best for you.

Be prepared for some tantrums, hold (or lay down on) your position. And keep repeating like a broken record......that's interesting, why would you say that to me? It drives them crazy and after awhile once they see that there's nothing for them to gain, they leave you in peace and quiet.

If they start in again, just remember the broken record. You are teflon and resist any comeback. Eventually you can even wear the official hat.

And you can very politely remind them

Because under your official hat and furry coat you have you own source of Super Power.

Let me know how this works for you and I'll send over a case of carrots.
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    I found your blog to be so creative. I'm sure it will help many people. I don't have anyone bothering me anymore. My daughter won't speak to me at all. emoticon
    I was bothering her I guess.
    1664 days ago
    Do I know those people too well that whatever you do or say will never be "right" and you will always, by your existence, be "wrong". I think my sister knew about this before-she has used it. I called it the deer caught in the headlights look or you can hear the crickets in the background the room got so silent. My goodness-never realized her trick until you mentioned it. So, thank you-- I will use it, because I have so many in my family like that who want a rise out of me all the is hard, so it will take practice! I like what Morticaadams said-Avoidance- I have been practicing that a lot more lately!!!

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    1667 days ago
    oh those wonderful tricky rabbits love it I add to Mandi's

    does it need to be said
    does it need to be said now
    does it need to be said by me

    I have never made it to the last question and still thought the answer was yes
    thanks again
    1668 days ago
    Passed mine on the lane today. Thanks for the laugh!
    1668 days ago
    wow!!! Thanks for the adivce!!! And Thanks for sharing my friend!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1668 days ago
    I have been doing this for years never knew there was a name to it LOL
    1668 days ago
    brilliant strategy- thank you for sharing it- emoticon
    1668 days ago
    this is perfect for me as my sister is coming on Sunday. I only see her every few years and we are so different. Dead rabbit time. Wait till I tell my hubby. emoticon
    1669 days ago
    This reminds me of the phrase, "dying to self". It is so true that when we don't react it diffuses the whole situation. On a deeper, not so funny, note, since we are all connected at the conscious level, when we don't react, we are saying NO to our own ego. Thank your for the big laughs and great content. You did it made me smile and laugh out loud. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1669 days ago

    I love it!

    I always remember what one of my college professors told us before we left for break. He said, "I know some of you are going home to parents and after living away from them, then back with them- it can suck, so before you open your mouth just ask yourself 'does this need to be said?'"

    I still use that.
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    Comment edited on: 1/25/2013 9:33:10 PM
    yep use this technique all the time I just call it "broken record"
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  • SAMI199
    Send those carrots-lol. I love your jolt of inspiration! I will never look at a bunny in the same way again...This technique does work & for an added bonus-drives them nuts-muhahahha. Fantastic job-funny & helpful.

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    I read a book about controlling and abusive men and the author suggested something very similar. If only he had named it like you did I may have remembered to use it. Very nice. Now I have a tool
    1669 days ago
    I've been using this method for years. That and the "I'm too stupid to know what it is you want." routine, which works well too. Of course, the absolute best is avoidance and I practice it every chance I get.
    1669 days ago
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