Help me out here, caslon, as I'm always a bit curious about human behavior.
Let's say I meet someone who I think may know something I need to know to complete something I need to complete that is bugging the bejeebers out of me because it ain't complete yet.
So, first thing I do is draw out a gun and shoot him in the foot. Next, I call him an arsewhole mudderfrickin pile of turdballs. THEN I ask him to help me.
His response floors me. He refuses to offer any helpful information. Even though he still sees I have a loaded gun in my hand. The audacity!
How can you explain his obstinance in light of such circumstances?