When you have a situation/conversation with another....In which afterwards you the other person reassures you all is well.....
Then 7-10 days later you receive a scathing email about how the situation/conversation has unsettled them... They then retreat and refuse to
talk about the situation.
Equivalent to the emotional sucker punch.....
Person 2: The guy who you wanted to kick the shit out of but couldnt because he would run and cry to the principal if you did?
Person 1: Yeah. What a PAB.
Pat: "I know, he's a PAB."
Passenger in car: "Dude, that dickhead just cut you off and crossed into the other lane!"
Driver: "FUCKING PAB!"
PABS was cynically derived from the philosophical theory, "People are Basically Good." PABS can therefore also be employed in philosophical discussions providing explanation for emergent sociological behaviors which are seemingly irrational, such as group think. Whether the behavior is a result of simple non-thinking, or attributable to thinking people's lack of timely information, PABS's umbrella is arguably applicable.
Comforting response: PABS.
K: It sure seems like our government is highly ineffectual given our present tax burden, wouldn't you agree?
M: Indeed! PABS.