From the October 2010 magazine.

Dear Grapevine

Say something

The best way I handled cross talk was to speak out immediately and tell the person to buzz off. It created a stir initially, but the cross talk stopped. The guy actually apologized later.

Another time, I stopped the person in mid-sentence and said, "Why don't you share your experience, strength and hope and not tell me what mine should be." People will only bully you if you let them. Thanks for sharing the topic.

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