“Not suffering fools gladly – the dreadful realisation that even if I was offered a conventional job, my dislike of being told what to do by someone I don’t respect wouldn’t be pretty.”
I don’t see the problem here. Surely this is precisely the reason we are self-employed, so we don’t have to?
Crack on! There are an awful lot of fools out there, you are right.
And the good news is they are not in here. Well, most days they are not in here where the only numpty is, on occasion, moi!