When is it appropriate to confront friends when they're being standoffish? It's a delicate balance, calling your friends out for being curmudgeonly and avoidant. I'm perfectly willing to accept blame when it's due, but I can't possibly do that if I don't know what I did. And I know I have a tendency to assume the worst when I feel like I'm being avoided, even when it's possible that it's nothing personal. Such is the nature of my personality. I'm aware of it, and I try to account for it. Maybe it's time to give up. Maybe my tendency towards jovial guilt trips is too enervating. Maybe some people are just retarded. In any case, I can't worry about this. I have to get going on my torturous bureaucracy paper. Blech.