aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. It's like sandpaper applied all over the brain.
Is it understood what I mean when I say someone is an "abrasive type"? Do you know of anyone? (besides me, hopefully!).
I've said before that I try to avoid confrontations, though I'm not always successful. (Online, particularly on message boards, I'm more likely to engage in argument, but rarely do try to argue in the physical world or even via personal mail, if it can be avoided).
But nevertheless, I'll sometimes run into someone who is just hell-bent on turning even the slightest gestures into the basis of confrontations. Maybe it's my quirky behavior which provokes people. I don't know.