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JackyB Thu 19-Mar-20 09:35:37

I've always had trouble thinking up an answer to the question "If you could have ONE superpower what would you like it to be?"

I've finally thought of one: I would like to have the ability to hold time when someone is rude or nasty - or even just cheeky - to me in order to be able to think up a brilliant riposte.

(the phenomenon of thinking of a great comeback, but too late, is called "esprit de l'escalier".)

Can anyone think of a better one? wink

fevertree Thu 19-Mar-20 09:52:49

My superpower is calm.

Missfoodlove Thu 19-Mar-20 09:52:52

I agree what a great superpower to have.

I once managed a brilliant “come back”
25 years ago a bitchy girl in our group said to our friend who had just returned from Barbados and looked amazing!” You must be so sore from the sunburn”. It was a lovely golden tan!!!
I said oh Helen, you’ve got something on your chin, what is it? she asked. Venom was my response!!!!!
It shut her up!!