I was working with a client who thought we were pals (despite me never giving any signs to that effect). He used to tell me harrowing stories about his ex-wife, who he didn’t like very much, but was COMPLETELY unaware that he was the villain in the story.
He told this story about his wife getting drunk at a party after a fight they’d had and how she’d made a fool of herself and he just left her there. He said this like it was funny, and when I didn’t laugh:
Client: Not laughing, huh? I guess you feel sorry for me.
No, jackass, I feel sorry for your wife.