Yup! Just like in my biz... No treatment is a "treatment option."Whenever there's confrontation, there's a solution, many times there's several tactical solutions. What tactics one uses is dependent on their knowledge, skills levels, experience etc. It could be simply doing nothing, but that's still a tactical decision.
Back to the parking lot scenario... it's a dynamic situation, so decisions are made and re-made on the fly. Another way of saying, "It depends."
But, it today's legal environment, I think the legal aspects of these hypothetical scenarios are as important in the mental exercise as the tactical aspects. Good to get it thought out beforehand. I think it increases understanding of the legal considerations, which can guide us in avoidance and which tactics may be up for consideration.
In the end, it comes down to whether you reasonably fear for your life... and how important it is to you to go home at the end of the day... alive.