One of my favorite things to do… is to not feed into things people are painfully and obviously hinting at. Example. Penelope makes a comment near you, such as “well I WAS planning on using this leg…” I pretend I did not hear that stupid sentence. A few more pity party words are uttered, then Penelope gets up, and limps so much to the point that she may fall over, peeking out of the corner of her eye to see if I am paying attention. Negative. You want a response, just frikin’ say it. That way I can just ignore you to your face instead of having to be a jerk about it.