I was getting ready to call it a night when it hit me where I got my asshole characters from. Anyone who really knows anything about me knows that I worked at McDonalds for three years before I came back to Lansing to work for the State of Michigan. There, I worked with many kinds of people that I sometimes wish that I had never met.... a couple of them are still friends of mine to this day.
During this time, I worked with 2 guys named Steve and Jason (their names have been changed, but you get the idea). Steve was a true asshole through and through. He believed that women were less than nothing and were only put on this earth to serve men. Evidently, he had an issue with the current work situation since most of the managers at the time women, so he didn't last long. Let's just say that he wasn't fond of me.
Jason, who I had been on talking terms with for a good portion of the time he worked at McDonalds, was a little different. He was pretty hostile, while, at various times, was very dependent on others around him. Getting to the point, he tended to have more of an issue with the women at this place of business. Me included. Unfortunately for him, I wasn't afraid of him and didn't back down when we got into heated arguments. For Jason, it was his stubbornness, inability to admit when he was wrong and disrespectful nature that got him in a great deal of trouble.
What I'm getting at is that Jason is Terry's character in my book and Steve is Brian, the real troublemaker.