We all know someone who does this--they counter every single little thing you say just to one-up you. In most cases, this is insufferable, but still tolerable. In the absolute worse case though, when you just need to have a little moment of self pity and throw yourself a pity party to make yourself feel better, The Other Guy needs to go.
Me: Wow, I'm kind of tired...
The Other Guy: Yeah? Well I pulled two all nighters this weeks, and I got 3 hours of sleep last night!
Me: I should probably go get some work done...
The Other Guy: Me too...I've got this project due tomorrow and then I have 5 exams and 3 quizzes, man I'm so busy!!
What I wish I could do in these situations:
What normally ends up happening: