If you train Karate, people will now and then ask the most weird and silly (sometimes stupid) questions.
How should you reply?
You can’t stand there forever, thinking about how to answer, so I’ve compiled a list of the 6 most silly frequently asked Karate questions, with a 7th *bonus* question, and 9 corresponding snappy comebacks, just for you!
Write them down, keep in your pocket, and when the time comes, BAM! Dazzle them with humor.
Hit them with this:
1. “What belt have you got? Black?!”
Snappy comeback: “[Look down, and lift up your shirt] No, sorry it’s a brown… I think it’s Levi’s. I can have the black one tomorrow if you really want to. But that’s a Timberland (or any other brand, you can choose).”
2. “Is it true that you can kill a person with only one finger!?”
Snappy comeback: “Of course! It’s called the trigger finger.”
3. “How many boards can you break?!”
Snappy comeback: “It depends on if I have to break them on your face or your back. You want to try?”
4. “Do you get strong from Karate?!”
Snappy comeback: “Listen, being strong isn’t everything. Or in your case, it’s nothing!”
5. “Have you ever killed anybody?!”
Snappy comeback: “Yeah, but I’m trying to get rid of the habit!”
6. “How long does it take to get black belt?!”
Snappy comeback: “Wait here and take time, I’ll run and buy one [turn around and run away].”
7. BONUS! [Insert random annoying question here]
Snappy comeback BONUS #1 : “I’d love to stay and talk, but I’m missing the Weather Channel.”
Snappy comeback BONUS #2 : “[Stand and pretend to be thinking] Hey, I just noticed something! You’ve got enough wax in your ears to start your own candle company!”
Snappy comeback BONUS #3 : “That question shows that you’re a person of rare intelligence. It’s rare when you show any!”
Okay, so the chance is you’ll come across as childish if you use these, but it’s better than nothing, right?!
Now remember, print this out and put in your pocket. Or simply memorize them. Now you’ll never have to stand there all quiet and embarassed.
Who said it was easy to be a Karate-ka?