I'm mayby too kind to people, cranky people have a tendency tend to want my company (temporally), and you now what, that's cool.
The thing is I listen to people I meet and I always try to deliver food for thought, play along in dialogs with my character of the moment simply because it makes a difference.
You see, I,ve got this idea, that If I (at a reasonable rate) answer someone a little cranky, which usually is quite intelligent but by some kind of accident or sickness went out on a limb, they will become a litle less cranky, a little less sad, a little less dangerous.
And you know what, some of these dialogs become soo cool that I keep them as funny/deer/cool memories.
This happens maybe ones a year to me so it is not a big effort.