Are some people just takers? Within the last 24 hours, I "gave" the following to the same person... -- sex -- a rescue when his car ran out of gas on the freeway on-ramp -- money to buy gas -- a couple of hours of work on his web site -- forgiveness for standing me up on a date (he was busy taking phone calls) -- a cooked supper because it was too late to go out -- a couple of beers But then we had a fight about what I interpreted to be a sexist remark about movie stars. (Some things really push my buttons) I tried to change my mood. I tried to avert the fight, albeit I didn't do a very good job of this. And I can get "unreasonably" riled about some things. But the minute he didn't like my "mood", he was out the door. Is that right? Am I unreasonable in thinking that I was due some slack? Or should women just shut up and be nice all the time?