Wow I was expecting to come back to this thread with my fire retardant suit on.
T-Nation you surprised me.
I actually had lunch with a bunch of people yesterday and sat right next to the architect I was being assertive (DJHT's word haha) with, and he was quite nice to me. A week later as well, so I think he realized I'm not a push over.
Plus it was the first time meeting in person, so he can probably see I'm no push over in either the professional sense nor the physical sense.
@Chip, that's awesome that you mom would pull a move like that. Tell her next time to wait for the car to pull 1/2 way out and ram it if she want's to 'up the ante' a bit. haha
@nards, fucking right. it's an art to be able to cultivate the appropriate response that says "i'm professional"