No, I didn't get my terminology mixed up. Avoidance includes not getting jumped by surprise, no matter when.
You say offense, offense against whom? How do you fight offensively when you're unconscious or dead?
I'm not against open carry, or trying to talk anyone out of doing it, or taking a job that requires it. I'm just saying it has the potential to make you a target.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."- Thomas Jefferson