Check out what to say when people call you SLOW

Urban dictionary defines slow as, ” a person who is not particularly quick in their mental processes.”

Whenever you try something new you are going to be slower than someone who has been doing something for a while. When you learned to drive it probably took a while before you could drive without spending too much time thinking about it. You probably drive around your town now like Lewis Hamilton, the famous race card driver with ease.

A girl I knew was new to cooking, she made her first cake using whole wheat flour. The cake took forever to make and turned out to be a disaster, it could have been used as a paperweight. Usually, whole wheat flour is used for muffins, not cakes. Now my friend whips up a cake in no time and makes birthday cakes for all of her friends, using white flour of course.


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To level up in life you are going to have to try new things, and no doubt with you start you will be a little slow and people may even call you a noob. The only people who are excellent at everything they do are people who are doing the same damn old thing every day.

Next time someone complains that you are slow completing a task, use one of our clever comebacks to shut them up.

Best comebacks when people call you slow

1. Please be patient. I’m messing things up as fast as I can.

2. Yeah, I’m slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.

3. I have two speeds, slow and stop.

4. No matter how slow you go you are still faster than those on the couch.

5. Don’t rush me. I’m making mistakes as fast as I can.

6. They always say that slow and steady wins the race. That’s me.

7. There is nothing wrong with life in the slow lane.

8. I take a bit longer because I like to do things right the first time.

9. Done properly is better than a rushed job any day.

10. Yep, I’m the world’s greatest slow poke.

11. There are situations when being known for being fast is not a good thing.

12. Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

13. I’d rather go slow in the right direction than fast in the wrong direction.

14. Slow progress is much better than no progress.

15. I might be slow, but I keep going and put one foot in front of th other until I reach my goal.

16. Fun fact: I don’t care.

17. Well done. You have been in the room 3 seconds and you have annoyed me three times.


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Definition of a slow person

Ever met someone who just takes life a bit slower? That’s a slow person – they move, act, and think at a more laid-back pace compared to others. They might need more time for tasks, decisions, and processing information.

These folks often take things methodically, caring about accuracy. Time management can be a hiccup, but breaking tasks, setting goals, and seeking help can work wonders.

How to deal with people calling you slow

It can sting when people call you slow, but remember, everyone’s got their own way of doing things. Check out these tips for handling it:

  1. Embrace your tempo: Being slower isn’t a weakness. Own your pace and use it to your advantage.
  2. Talk it out: If your pace causes issues, talk openly. Be clear about your needs and be ready to find middle ground.
  3. Time management tricks: If time’s a challenge, make strategies. Break tasks, set goals, and use tools like calendars.
  4. Lean on support: If being slow gets you down, seek help from pals, family, or a therapist. A support system can help you handle it and make healthier habits.

Don’t let the label “slow” shape who you are – we all have strengths and weaknesses. Embrace your strong points and tackle any pace-related challenges to live a happy, healthy life.

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When you are dealing with being called slow by others 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.

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  1. The be patient comeback is hilarious. I am going to use this on my missus, should shut her up pretty quick.

  2. Your so slow!

    Me: Apparently you are too if your just now realizing this?

    Do you always do everything slow?

    Me: Depends, your mom likes it slow, your girl likes it slower.

    Why do you drive so slow?

    Me: Because alcohol impairs my ability to think quick. Officer: Do you know why I’m pulling you over tonight sir?
    Me: Was I driving to slow, my apologies the speed limit sign was blurry! Idk how they expect people to read that?
    Officer: close! I stopped you bc you drove over the speed limit sign!
    Me: Oh! Ha! It needed to be replaced anyway couldn’t be read! Officer: Please step out of the vehicle sir.
    Me: ugghh ok..
    Officer: I need you to perform a sobriety test. Stand on one foot holding your other 6 inches above the ground, then count…
    Me: whoa whoa whoa your honor your losing me here! So stand on one foot and count my other one to six while holding onto the ground?
    Officer: I’m going to have to place you under arrest sir.
    Me: Why would you place me under a dresser?

    Me: Oh.. yeah I shouldn’t be on the road… Haha I’m waisted, but in all fairness it’s not my fault really. I was basically roofied with alcohol!
    Officer: is that so? I’m sure you was?
    Me: no but look how long I’ve distracted you?! Just enough time to sober up. Let’s do that test now please..

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