I appreciated the answers from everyone on this interesting and well-written thread. Whether you are CC or OC, you have to park your pride, testosterone etal at the door as you leave your house. The schmoe is always right, you are definitely wrong and you apologize. You obviously walk away, drive away, get away, away, away. If you cannot and all that is left is some kind of confrontation with a potential presumption on your part of imminent danger of death or great bodily injury, you attempt some kind of retreat, if possible, as you shout as vigorously as you can that you do not want any part of this confrontation and that you are armed and will defend (witnesses). The rest is up to the schmoe. If my game plan is incorrect, I am open to comments. Thanks everyone and God Bless.