Re: Pompous Baffoons
I view it this way. It depends what your purpose is for doing Aikido. If your purpose is to be stable and able then it's time to let yourself know this has nothing to do with him. Thus we discover the self development side.
Later when you observe it and yet are unperturbed by it yet can see it needs handling then you can take responsibility for it a bit like the examples given by Chris Covington.