What you hear may not be said right. What you do with what you heard that wasn’t said right might be something to laugh about, or something to smother right then and there. I love a sense of humor in anyone. What you hear is not always the final thought. Keep on an even keel. Don’t get verbose. Just step away, or bite your lip. Don’t respond. It might be that you need to not reply at all. Then you pass the test.
No one can make you mad, or angry. Holding on to your words for a moment will save you much grief, because most of us don’t want to verbally fight, or argue. Most of us are peace-loving. If we aren’t, we should learn to be. We know how to stand up for ourselves, but maybe we shouldn’t be so assertive. We should drop it.