And then along comes Anon, who, with piercing logic, points out that yes, I *am* overthinking this too much, and thinking too much about the worst case, and yes, I might want to pull my head out of my own ass for a bit and look around at the world.
Both of which were exactly what I needed.
Where'd I put those sparkly disco panties? Because I need to pull. them. the hell. up.