I'm sure his reply is something along the lines of "I sure don't, when you act like that!!1!" Very savvy way of playing the cards to get to look like the moral good-guy.
I tell you, I have a deep-seated problem with the notion that asking questions to learn new information is a sign of weakness or some sort of personal problem. I want to get this done and I want to get it done the right way. Other than money, nothing will stop me. Are we clear yet? This is going to happen.