Podding everyone else and adding my own *yuck*.
When I first started reading I was thinking "okay so the guy was clueless and too bad she wasn't a smoker too..." then I read that he KISSED HER
Oh ehell no he didn't
!!!!! ishy ishy ishy...now I feel like I need a shower or something...
It really blows my mind (and leaves me quite steamed) when such nice polite people like AmyBird come on here, after being treated so rudely and disrespectfully and they still ask "was *I* rude?" I hate how rude people get away with inappropriate behavior because others mistake being meek for being "polite" and are too worried about their own potential rudeness to call out the boors that stalk uncouthlessly among us. We need more polite spine training...
Polite =/= doormat/victim. Mr. Slobbery McCigarettes is the one who belongs in ehell - or his butt bounced out of the club or maybe even jail for assault if he can't keep his body to himself.
No supposed "politeness" is worth a feeling of "wrong" in your gut. No one has the right to do anything to you or get anything from you in the name of etiquette, and if they think they do then they're the ones who deserve to visit ehell.