Yes, dumb statements are a fact of life, but you can reduce the negative impact of someone else's dumb statements by playing dumb
yourself--meaning that you pretend like you did not see it or hear it when another person does or says something ill advised.
You have an idea, a conversation or even something as big as a soul purpose that's nagging, waiting to be heard, but you're playing dumb
and blind, can't hear it, can't see it.
He's purposely manipulating voters by playing dumb
and misrepresenting the truth to suit his political agenda.
But to instead lose this game by conceding some soft tries and playing dumb
rugby is very hard to swallow.
To that end, his tactics involve communicating less to allow space for listening, self-correcting, understanding, and connecting; having restraint in talking, responding, proving someone wrong, comebacks, and giving oneself credit; stopping conversational escalation; playing dumb
when necessary; avoiding faulty questions; having a goal, approach, and good start to a conversation; avoiding the urge to solve problems; learning to let go; letting difficult people win; using neutralization to avoid overreaction; changing the situation; remembering that not all topics are fair game; appreciating boring interactions; and using storytelling.
Our party also stumbled upon a poppy field that was used to manufacture drugs in Thailand once, that was bit hairy but we managed to get out of it by playing dumb
Anyone who still claims Lance Armstrong didn't dope his way to seven Tour de France titles is either playing dumb
, plain dumb or Lance Armstrong.
GLAMOROUS TV presenter Holly Willoughby is playing dumb
when it comes to whether she has signed up for next year's series of The Voice.
I'm done playing dumb
, good-looking girl roles," she says.
He is horrible at managing the clock, hired a questionable defensive coordinator and his team is playing dumb
Those in the media who are saying "the protesters have no real message" need to stop playing dumb
After all, receiving those reports was an "absolute condition" of his release and surely the council - and some politicians - aren't playing dumb
and hoping the scandal surrounding Megrahi's release will quietly ebb away?
The paper identifies three ways employees hide what they know from co-workers: being evasive, rationalized hiding - such as saying a report is confidential-and playing dumb
Rhododendrons drink the sun Chrysanthemums are never glum Geraniums are playing dumb
& minding their own business.
We just started playing dumb
," ECR coach David Rebibo said.