Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
I'd be nice about it. I'd be polite about it. But by god would I also be firm about it. There is no way in hell would I sit there for an entire shift listening to someone spout bullshit I didn't want to hear. I'd throw the "acceptance" line back at him and make it perfectly clear that I'm not about to "accept" his crap either.
Be nice, but be completely direct and don't back down. Look him in the eye and let him know that you simply won't cop it. If he persists then the two of you are gonna have a problem. Then every time he starts down that path, act like you haven't heard a word he's said and either change the topic immediately or answer with something completely off the cuff that has nothing to do with the issue he's just raised. If you don't engage him at all, he'll soon get the message......unless he' completely in love with the sound of his own voice, then usually it's no fun to rant when no-one is listening.
Love it. That's the route I'll be taking. I think he got the message, maybe he talked to his wife after we got into it because he mellowed out dramatically. Except for the one commen about why he does or does not beat his children. Strange. But good words, man! I'll keep y'all updated.