I'm beginning to see that this is only productive 25-50% of the time...probably a lot closer to 25%.
Maybe I'd be better off just being honest and walking out on whoever/whatever I don't like a lot quicker.
The good thing about getting old is, since you realize your time on earth is more limited, you're a lot less likely to stand around on a street corner putting up with shit. Sure, you turn into more of a bitch, but so what? Beats being a pushover.