Sometimes when you’re having a back and forth with someone and they begin (hulLO) to lean towards your point of view, this disgruntles them, so, even as they become prepared to accept and to indicate that they accept the way you see things, they snipe. They say things that are snipey. And you see that the snipey things they say mean that they are coming round to your point of view. And you see that what you have to do is not to respond to the snipey with snipey, even though you really want to, because if you do they may very well and probably will dig their heels in and go back to their old unenlightened position and actually think they are justified in doing so because you turned snipey on them.
Not responding to snipey is so HARD.