"A big part of my professional life is teaching people stuff they don't already know. "
I've had to train people (some older than myself) so I can understand that. I was brought up to think that asking questions was a good thing because it helped you learn. I have met a few horse people who get snotty to people who are still learning or not up to their standards. One lady has a daughter who is a more advanced rider than me and less than half my age. So snotty. Her daughter, however, is much more friendly, because she's still learning too.