Seriously, this is not a joke. I'm too nice and it gets me nowhere. Consider this... The cable guy today knocked down my $2000 flat screen TV. My mom was bitching at him and told him he or his company was gonna pay for it. So me and him went outside to discuss it. I could see the guy was sad and that it was an accident, and lets face it - cable guys don't make great money. So I said... "you know what, thanks for the service, and don't worry about it". Instantly he had an evil grin, and I regretted letting him off at that instant. I told my mom what happened, and she slapped me said said I'm a [insert female body part]. Now this isn't the only instance where my niceness screwed me over. I can probably name another dozen cases. I'm the kind of guy who will hold your door open or tell the surgeon not to worry when he screws up. I let a multi-dollar bank off a late payment even though it cost me $200 in lateness... "things happen" i say. I'm just too emotional. I can't have people walk all over me anymore. Girls tell me their life stories but never want to be involved with me, probably because they know I won't be able to stick up for them. So what do I do? Inject myself with testosterone? Do I go to a random bar and get someone to rough me up? I am desperate And thanks for reading no... lets try that again. Oh you've made it to the end? I'm glad I wasted 5 minutes of your life.