Have you ever been sitting around hours after a conversation, discussion, or confrontation and realized you knew exactly what to say after all?

It can be frustrating to have the perfect comeback or comment and not be able to use it because the moment has passed (just ask George Costanza) – which is why those moments when we see someone really come up with something perfect in the moment are the best things ever.

These 17 people were definitely on the ball with these responses, so please enjoy!

17. It’s brutal but honest.

Most of us wouldn’t be doing anything else.

TTT from technicallythetruth

16. You can do anything once.

Of course….

Yep, can only be eaten once. from technicallythetruth

15. No two ways about it.

Being able to admit that is an admirable trait!

I did not expect to see that answer from technicallythetruth

14. This made me snort.

Because it definitely wouldn’t be me.

What would anyone do besides that? from technicallythetruth

13. It’s a good thing I got that confirmed!

I couldn’t have been 100% sure without the geologist.

Yes is true from technicallythetruth

12. I can’t tell if they’re being serious.

But it’s funny either way.

Cows don’t kill sharks from technicallythetruth

11. It’s good to have goals.

They sustain us in the tough times.

That’s the way to go from technicallythetruth

10. There’s one in every room.

And honestly, what would we do without them?

well that is a red flag from technicallythetruth

9. Literally!

They just couldn’t resist.

…literally from Angryupvote

8. Hard to argue with that one.

Not exactly in the spirit of the question, but.

I can’t imagine it tastes very good from technicallythetruth

7. For the non-Americans.

This one has killed me.

Gotta be inclusive to the non-americans from technicallythetruth

6. I hope this helps!

Sometimes sarcasm comes through on the internet loud and clear.

Now what about baby shoes??? from technicallythetruth

5. It’s a good idea.

But perhaps not applicable in every situation.

Thank you for your loss from Angryupvote

4. That’s the first step, anyway.

It’s important to not leave anything out.

*bloop* from technicallythetruth

3. Maybe not even nicely.

Asking might be enough.

Ask & you shall receive from technicallythetruth

2. I could think of better words.

They would probably make me hungry, though.

Pizza from technicallythetruth

1. We really are all the same in the end.

It’s inevitable, so might as well accept it!

All dead people have the same heartbeat from technicallythetruth

I mean, was I right or what?

What’s the best comeback you ever managed in the moment? Tell us about it in the comments!