Help with clarifying ambiguity of meaning of two sentences

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Pooya

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Hi!

Below, I cannot understand the meanings of two boldfaced sentences.

(1) You’d be forgiven for thinking me mad, the way I acted yesterday.
The truth is I feel rather light headed and foolish in your presence, and (2) I don’t think I can blame the heat.

Would you please explain it to me?
 

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1) That's just a really fancy way of saying, "You must have thought I was crazy."

2) In later stages of heat exhaustion, people begin to hallucinate and act irrationally. He's saying here that his behavior can't be blamed on this.
 

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Thank you. Then, with regard to the sentences, are these two equal? "thinking me mad" = you thought that I am mad
 

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Yes.

"You'd be forgiven for thinking me mad." = "You must have thought that I was mad."
 
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