He probably wished he could dive under the bed at that point! Yikes! LOL! :)
I think it is always better to just be ourselves and we will attract the right people and circumstances into our lives - the one's drawn to us because of who we really are. I also think there is a time to let go...really let go because the energy expended in some lost cause of the past robs our precious moments in the present, potentially skewing what could be cherished future opportunities.