TL;DR: I stuck up for a friend's girlfriend... she mocked me for it behind my back. Don't be the white knight.
I've been a follower of TRP for a couple of years now. It's had such a great impact on my life. But once in awhile, I have a "hiccup" where I fall back into my old Blue Pill ways. I thought this could be a healthy reminder for folks.
A couple of nights ago, my friend and I were out drinking. He gets a text from his girlfriend that she and some female friends are at a bar down the street. I'm always game to meet some new chicks, so we head right over.
Now, my friend's girlfriend (let's call her Sara) is an extremely stupid person. All of us in the group know this. Even the boyfriend.
But that night, one of Sara's girlfriends (let's call her C-Word) was being extremely belittling to her in front of us -- dismissing everything Sara said, calling her a moron in a non-joking way, etc. I was drunk and thought I'd stick up for my friend's girlfriend.
"You are really being kind of a bitch to her," I said to C-Word. "She's your friend. And that's how you talk to her?"
The stink-eye C-Word got was priceless. Sara didn't say anything, and I decided to completely turn my attention to one of the other girls around. Let's call her Girl 3.
Eventually, the night came to an end and I decided to hit the road.
It turns out, the second I left, Sara apologized to C-Word for my behavior. Not only that, Sara turned to Girl 3 and said "I just feel sorry for you... YOU had to talk to him all night." So Sara, C-Word and Girl 3 all had a laugh at my expense (according to the my friend -- who ended up getting in a huge fight and nearly breaking up with her over it).
The bottom line is this: Sara is a stupid person. And when she was being treated like a stupid person, I should have kept my mouth shut.