"Just Me, Myself and I!" I said--waiting for my witty remark to penetrate the squid's thick skull.
When he finally "got it", he lunged at me with his tentacles wildly flailing.
"Oh--a WISE GUY!" he shouted as he grabbed for me.
"A little too wise for YOU!" I replied using one of my quickest GUNG FOO moves to counter his attack!
I flipped him away from the door and left him like a crumpled heap of dirty laundry--harmless now.
Then I walked calmly right in to the offensively odored old tavern--The Golden Doubloon.