You have an advantage that others will envy. Make the most of it.
You are going to get exactly what you wanted, but other people will think that you have lost. That's okay, you don't need to tell them the truth; they don't need to know that this is exactly what you had hoped for. Let them parade around and gloat; let them think that they've won. You know the truth, and that's all that matters. Move on and enjoy your good fortune.
If someone is getting aggressive with you, try using their name several times when you respond to them. This tends to calm people down and change their attitude.