It's not that I necessarily think I'm hot shit or anything, but I always think my actions are going to have a MUCH bigger impact than they actually will. Especially any 'negative' actions.
I also couldn't bring myself to lie after I was dumb enough to actually show up to jury duty so I would be excused. I just knew this was a 'Runaway Jury' type situation and somebody in that room knew everything about me and they would know I was lying and again, I would go to jail. (P.S. You should watch that movie, it's my favorite.)
I'm insane. I know. Don't worry, it gets better.
One time, I thought I backed into a car in a parking lot. I got out, checked out both cars, and realized I had actually just backed over a traffic cone, and got in my car and left. The farther away a drove, the less convinced I was that I just backed over a cone. Maybe I did actually hit the car and the damage was so minor that I just didn't notice it, but the owner would. I spent the next week refusing to drive my car anywhere in case there was somebody out there who witnessed me not hit a car and wrote down my license plate number. Seriously, stayed home, refused to open my door. Six years later, nobody has come a-knockin'. Turns out, running over a traffic cone and NOT hitting a car doesn't exactly earn you prime time coverage on America's Most Wanted. Who knew?
So, in my mind, if I were to rant and rave about said neighbor, and since he obviously would end up reading this, he would come knock on my door and punch me in the face. I have no problem shooting him my dirtiest look over the fence, but I'm not ready for hand to hand combat. I had a lot of gelato last night and I'm not too quick on my feet today.
Feel free to ask me all about it though, I love to talk. Just ask everybody.