When you are having a conversation with someone and they say, “make me” you may be wondering if the person you are talking to has the emotional age of a toddler.
Yeah, we get that you don’t want to do something, but at a certain age in life you realize you just have to suck it up and get stuff done or do what is expected of you. Sure, you can’t force someone to do something they don’t want to do, without getting locked up anyway, and unless it is really important the person is probably not worth wasting your energy on.
My friend tries to force her teenager to do certain things like study for exams because she cares about his future. At the end of the day, it is up to him if he doesn’t do the work he will suffer the consequences of his actions. Maybe working a summer at McDonalds would cure him of his sucky attitude when he realizes he could spend the rest of his life asking, “Would you like fries with that?”
Here are a few things you can say to let the person know that they are acting unreasonably when they say go ahead and make me.
10 Best comebacks when someone says make me
1. Looks like your parents have already done that.
2. Is your drama going to have an intermission soon? I need to pee.
3. I always say no to unnecessary crazy.
4. Really, you’ve got more issues than vogue.
5. Honestly, how old are you, two?
6. Yeah, I’m sure you would like that.
7. Challenge accepted!
8. Let me go and get the duct tape.
9. Your mouth is going to get you in a world of trouble.
10. I was hoping you would say that.
Definition of make me
When a person says make me it can take on different meanings depending on the context. It can refer to forcing someone to do something, feel a certain way or fulfilling a request or demand. The specific meaning when someone say “make me” would depend on the conversation or situation in which it is used.
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How to deal with someone who says make me
When someone says “make me,” it can be a playful or challenging response depending who says it. Here are a few ways to deal with it:
1. Go along with it: Respond with a clever reply depending on the context when it was said.
2. Ask for clarity: Ask the person what they mean by “make me” to understand their intentions and respond accordingly.
3. Ignore it: If the comment seems light-hearted, you can choose to ignore it and continue the conversation as usual. If the comment was just light hearted sass, you can ignore it if the person is being juvenile.
Redirect the conversation: If the person is being confrontational, you can leave or redirect the conversation to more light hearted subjects to avoid any conflict.
Ultimately, how you respond to “make me” depends on the relationship you have with the person and the tone of the interaction.
Heath’s 13 year old cousin would always say ‘make me’
Heath’s 13-year-old cousin, Lily, was known for her spirited personality and her favorite phrase, “make me.” No matter the situation, whether it was doing her homework, cleaning her room, or going to bed on time, Lily would always respond with a mischievous grin and the words “make me.”
One day, Heath decided to take Lily on a hike to a nearby waterfall. As they started their trek, Heath reminded Lily to stay on the path and not to wander off. Lily, however, had other plans. When they reached a fork in the trail, Lily pointed to the overgrown path that led into the woods and declared, “I want to go that way.”
Heath tried to reason with her, but Lily simply crossed her arms and repeated her favorite phrase, “make me.” Determined to keep the peace, Heath relented and followed Lily into the dense forest.
As they ventured deeper into the woods, the sound of rushing water grew louder. Suddenly, they emerged into a clearing and were greeted by the breathtaking sight of the waterfall. Lily’s eyes widened with wonder, and for the first time that day, she was speechless.
Heath smiled and said, “I’m glad we took the path less traveled, even if it meant going against the rules.”
Lily nodded, realizing that sometimes it’s okay to venture off the beaten path. From that day on, she still loved to say “make me,” but she also learned the value of exploring new possibilities and embracing the unexpected.
The Role of counselling and self care
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When you are dealing with a person who says make me and you find it stressful, consider getting support from a professional. Talking to a counselor is a great way to work through a challenging situation, and help you find some strategies to work through the person’s behaviour.
Better Help is a great resource where you can talk to a counselor from the comfort of your own home.
Taking care of your own needs isn’t selfish, and you will feel better in the long run.