At work last week I was trying to be friendly with this new gal. She's moved right into the main, female social circle in my area, and is often seen having lunch with them or involved in long, meaningful conversions with one of them in the break area. I think she hates me already, I hear how she talks with others, all friendly and helpful, but gives me short, rather annoyed replies.
Anyway, the other day I tried to strike up a conversation with her, and got a cold reply. Later I realized I'd said almost exactly the same stupid thing to the same type of gal 32 years ago in high school, and got the same response! Yup, the cycle's still going.
But, hey, I've never really had the motivation to work on this issue, so it's largely my fault. And you know what, there is more to life than social interactions. Also, I've noticed that older people tend to be more tolerant of SA types without using them, so maybe in another 10 or 20 years I'll have some friends.