I realize that I come off as something of a hardass, but that's mostly just a defense mechanism. It's true that I will brook no shit, but it always saddens me when I get to a point where I just don't want to (or simply can't) be around someone any longer.
See, I have this little weakness for "nice guys". I genuinely like them. (And do note that I think it's entirely possible for someone to be a "nice guy" without being a sniveling little doormat--I don't so much like the doormat types.) And when I see some nice guy tendencies in someone, I always want to get to know them better. Too often what I find in doing that though, is that most of it is just an act they're putting on in an attempt to get into some girl's panties. And that's just lame.
Beyond the lameness factor, it just flat-out pisses me off. It leaves me a little less trusting, and little less likely to try to get to know the next "nice guy" that crosses my path.
I have a drink date tonight with someone new. I really hope something happens to help me alleviate this mood before then. I don't want to take all of the pissiness I'm feeling right now out on him. (Then again, the cynical little bitch inside of me is saying that maybe it's better to do it now than to wait until he shows himself to be an ass later anyway. Grr...I hate when I get like this.)