“hey! give me a chance”
i yelled after him as he turned to leave.

“if you just take the time to get to know me,
i mean really dig past this dark facade,
i think you will find that beneath it all,
i really am  – a true  and complete asshole.”

he stopped in his tracks, turned and said –
“ok man – you convinced me with your compelling logic.”

we’ve been friends ever since.