If it's related with family / personal life
Have you tried duct tape? - as they say, when all else fails use duct tape
Well that was rather coy, wasn't it? - it doesn't matter the context. With this phrase you either flatter the person leading the conversation or you're making light of the situation they're describing.
That happened to my cousin. If this is one of those crazy, 'you won't believe what happened to me' stories it will illicit a strong reaction of disbelief but who are they to question. They haven't met him/her. Note: this is high risk as they may ask how your cousin dealt with the situation.