Eddie Izzard points out a difficulty with the phrase "He doesn't suffer fools gladly." Who does?
What's going on out there, then?
I've got a pig in me trousers.
Ah well, come on in then, that's fine.
Except, of course, that I am one who does suffer fools gladly. It's relatively intelligent people I'm mean to. I rather lie in wait for those, storming up the hill trying to claim the high ground. Those I kick. Maybe I expect too much of them.
I certainly don't go into the foothills looking for novices to kick. One doesn't duel with the unarmed. But I imagine that's just me rationalising and making excuses for bad behavior.