Well, sometimes it takes bad days to learn things about yourself.
After what would frankly be deemed a horrible day by anyone's standards I am actually in quite a good mood. This is for two reasons:
1. Apparently black clouds do have silver linings.
2. (and more importantly) I came out of a bad situation with the knowledge that when I put my trust in someone I really respected (even if I disagreed with them often) they didn't let me down. For that reason I'm pretty happy.