I may quote you in the future, Big Boss.
Really, I've been thinking a long time about how people fight pre-fight. It's a subject which is remarkably misunderstood and underchecked, even by specalists (for example former street fighters) who tend to simplify it.
One aspect is the tendency to stack multiple, potential threats in order to increase the escalation-magnitude (that's how I call it)- the moment you cannot answer that call, you basically fold your cards.
"fuck or get fucked", precisely.
oh yeah, Ebay has some nice kimonos.