Have you ever actually rubbed a cat the wrong way? It feels kind of cool, not exactly smooth, but not exactly rough to your hand. The cat will only tolerate it for a moment or so before making her displeasure known. I suspect it must feel sort of what it feels like to take your hair down from an updo or ponytail that's been in place all day: your skin kind of feels stretched weirdly for a little while. Anyway, being rubbed the wrong way is unpleasant. Rubbing someone else the wrong way is also unpleasant. I feel like I've been on both the giving and receiving end of wrong-way rubbing for several weeks now. Everything I say comes out wrong and everything everyone else says is directed at me personally. Know what I mean?
I've had better years. This one could turn around any time now.