There were a few times recently when I felt it wasn't appropriate to argue back, so I just left. One of these was when I was in the canteen at work eating lunch with one of the middle managers. It was just me and her in the canteen and I never sensed we'd got along well. My probation meeting was due to come up and I knew she didn't like me. She wasn't going to be present during the probation meeting, but I knew she had already had her chance to give her feedback about me to the main manager, and that anything she said wouldn't have been good. The main manager had been telling where I was slipping. Anyway it was awkward enough as it was, but then she'd to go and say "you'll be fine... everyone else had to do a probation meeting as well". She said this twice. She was trying to make me relax when on the job so that I'd preform even worse and get fired. After the second time she said it, I just couldn't sit there and let this b1tch talk to me like I was stupid. I had to leave. I made an excuse to go but she might have figured out why I coldly left. The other situation I recall was when I was at a table with some college friends. A female at the table started ranting about her views on abortion. She was acting like she knew it all and was also over-simplifying the issue. She was effectively taking advantage of people's good nature and using us to get a load of waffle off her chest. I was tempted to argue back but the tone wasn't right. It was sort of a case of kill or be irritated! So I got up and left. The irritation reminded me that I'd other stuff to do anyway.