Personally, when asked a question I tend to answer the question asked -- particularly if I dislike the asker.
obnoxious pm: Is there a way to <anything>?
obnoxious pm: No, what I mean is could you <blah, blah>?
me: yes, I could
obnoxious pm: I'm asking you if it's possible to <blah, blah>.
pretty soon, all the people I don't like stop talking to me ;)
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