I’ve decided I tend to be excessively jerkstore when I’m hanging out with friends and making small talk. I think it is a combination of being slightly bored with small talk, and only-child-trying-to-be-the-center-of-attention-ism. As soon as something interesting catches my attention, however, I become my basic ever-curious self. Now that I realize why I’m an ass so often, I can consciously work to be less boorish. This is science.