Spike Jones wrote:
> I met a man at E4 who I didnt know, who was not wearing a name tag. We
> spoke for some time before I realized we had flamed each other offlist.
> Strangely, neither of us mentioned the incident and we got along fine.
In social situations we take roles - one person talks, the other listens and agrees. When the conversation ends the listen-agree guy walks off thinking 'asshole' and the talker walks off thinking, "what a bloody nice chap".