The thing that takes the pressure off is using Sharkscope
to see that someone who rubs me the wrong way is down by a lot more than I've ever been down, and a lot more than I've ever been up.
No matter what happens I'm not even in the red. I got a second chance at redemption and to learn my lesson about staying too long at soft tables. There's just the right amount of time to stay and then there's too long.
I can never win when I'm banging my head against the wall. Banging my head to a little Paul Gilbert or Michael Angelo Batio sure, but against the wall? Nope.