I don’t like cockiness. And in an office like mine, you pretty much either look past it, or you let it rot and fester until you explode with negativity and kick a cocky bastard in the jaw.
But what do you do when the cocky bastard is your friend? And you know that his extreme cockiness is just a façade to tone down the neediness and insecurity that you know (although most people don’t) that he is trying to hide? Then what? Then you just stand by and let him seem like a dick when you know that deep down he isn’t even thought you understand why people must think so? Yes? Okay. Done. But seriously, one day, I might wake up, go to his house, kick him in the jaw and go on about my day.
And I would be fine with that.