I’m smart. I’m also an obnoxious loudmouth. I’ve never seen anything I didn’t have an opinion about, a fact I didn’t want to research, or a piece of writing that I couldn’t improve. I can argue about anything, and do.

So sometimes there comes a moment in a relationship with someone else when I realise that the reason the two of us don’t click the way I wish we would is that the other person is intimidated by me. Saddened by the damage I have already unwittingly done, I try to find some way to become unintimidating. I rarely succeed – usually the best I can do is sort of muffle myself when with that person.



  1. Dorothea Salo

    This happens to me ALL the frickin’ TIME. Weirdness.

  2. Patricia Tryon

    Ever known a guy to feel that way? I haven’t.

  3. Katja

    Why do I need to have other people point that sort of thing out?! You’re so right.


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