I think the best way to address difficult people is aggressively.
At ramming speed.
I prefer to use a galleon because they really provide a bit of umpf when I hit them. It really puts them off because they expected a sloop to come in and slightly nudge their course.
Suddenly your galleon shows up and says…
‘You know what? Fuck you!’
That’s how I deal with difficult people…
If we were comparing people to ships and I really could ram my problems out of the way.