I'll be the master of my own demise. After the Korean Bagel lady called me "dumbass" the other day, I mentioned it to a co-worker.
Later in the day, I went for coffee and the bagel lady said "You tell your friend I call you dumbass? She come here and say you call Dale (she pronounces my name more like Daire) a dumbass. So, you tell everybody?"
"Um, no, just her" I lied sheepishly.
"No I think I see it on terevision, you told the world...dumbass".
Her cackling this time rivalled anything the Wicked Witch ever produced. I made my retreat but with free coffee for my troubles.
I think she likes the idea of being thought a badass.