most men it seems (me at least) don’t read tone well.
Or facial expressions.
Or other body language.
I’ve learned much and I’ve gotten much better at it through the years, but many of the learned expressions within western female culture is _not_ equally learned by men, who have their OWN set of learned expressions within western male culture.
So you get the whole Venus/Mars deal.
Best example of this is the horribly stereotyped:
which shows TV sitcom-level “male/female” miscommunication at work, so take it with a grain of salt.
I know why it wasn’t about the nail, although at one time, I didn’t.