JohnKSa, we have to disagree on this one.
There can't be disagreement. It is certainly an option, even if it's one that you feel
you can't avail yourself of. Short of being physically forced to go downstairs, it's clearly an option to remain upstairs.
I can understand why you may feel
that you must go downstairs--I'm not even saying that I wouldn't go downstairs if I were in your place. I'm just pointing out that no one is actually forcing you to do so.
Look, when things go sour, you may very well go downstairs after considering the situation. But you should make that decision then, based on the circumstances. It's a mistake to rule out options at this point--especially tactically sound options.