There's a family on a homeschooling board I frequent who's moving to Malaysia soon. It's been lots of fun to read about all her ups and downs as they're getting ready to go because they remind me of so many things we've gone through (and hope to go through again soon).
Today she wrote about some stupid things a relative said about Malaysia and her family's decision to move there, and that reminded me of a lot of the not-so-nice things people have said to us when they hear where we're moving next, or that we like living in Muslim countries, or that we're actively trying to return to Central Asia (and that it's a we thing, not a he thing). I realized I've gotten a lot better at politely disagreeing with people and then moving onto a topic they're more familiar with, instead of getting annoyed, because usually the person who made the comment doesn't really care or know about the place we're going. They're just making conversation.
I don't always manage it though. But I can usually manage to wait till I'm alone with my husband to tell him what I would have liked to say.