The snarky comments I want to make are something along the lines of this: Uh, nothing happened, you dumbass. What happened was I said something and you wished for me to repeat it, except that clearly you already know that, so why don't you just ask me to repeat it instead of asking questions you already know the answer to? My original statement wasn't about anything happening, but you wouldn't know that, would you? You know, since you didn't hear what I said and all.
The only problem is that I'm not quite sure where this behavior originates. It's something I've only witnessed in New England, but it's hardly widespread enough to be a regional thing. It's a fairly small group of people who do this. I can't put my finger on it being tied to any particular neighborhood, race, class, or ethnicity.
Can someone please provide some insight so I can at least properly label my rant as classist or racist or neighborhoodist toward a particular group?