I tend to take the long view, and act accordingly.
There are plenty of situations in life where sniping someone directly in the moment isn't the wisest or best response, for any number of reasons.
There are situations where appearing to turn the other cheek, or appearing to let something slide, will actually win you more admiration, privileges, and kudos in the long run.
And, there are oodles of potential ways to stick it to somebody, above and beyond coming at them with a bat, or flaming their Facebook page, or filling their shoes with clay, or any of the other dumb, impulsive, often-illegal routes people knee-jerkedly choose to go down. It's rightly said, for example, that success is the best revenge, and there are many potential ways to attain success and self-satisfaction in one's life.
So, that's that.
"Gentlemen, the verdict is guilty, on all ten counts of first-degree stupidity. The penalty phase will now begin."--Divine, "Pink Flamingos."
"The strong rule the weak, and the cunning rule over all." HS!