Davey continued to be miffed by Boffo, and quite frankly was
also at times afraid of him. This stood to reason, as Davey had never trained
in any of the fighting “arts”, and would no doubt be perturbed by expensive
dental work that could possibly arise from such confrontations.
But Davey had also a lot to learn in the human relations department in terms of confrontational avoidance. Yes, that would be a helpful skill to have; a nice sharp arrow in his quiver to pull out in such tense and ultimately avoidable circumstances as a face-off with a frizzy Neanderthal.