One of our neighbors is going to work on my car today and I told Mr. G I'd drop it off after work last night and walk home. It would put me out alone after midnight and he said, "You won't be afraid to walk home by yourself?"
I said, "Why would I be afraid? It's my own neighborhood."
The only thing I was afraid of was skunks. I rounded the corner of the road and came across an opossum sitting in the middle of it. I shined the flashlight on him--gawd they're uglee creatures--and he just sat there, stunned by my beauty...ok, ok, transfixed by the light.
After a few seconds, I said, "Are you rabid or just too stupid to move? BTW, you SUCK at 'playing dead'. Make your body stiff as a board, shut your eyes and roll over, for Pete freaking sake."
Damn neophyte. You have to tell them everything.