Candy said, “That bitch didn’t ought to of said that to you.”
“It wasn’t nothing,” Crooks said dully. “You guys comin’ in an’ settin’ made me forget. What she says is true.”

– John Steinbeck

Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. When Candy comments about Curley’s wife’s prejudice and rudeness, Candy shrugs it off as he knows he doesn’t stand a chance against her.