Another passive-aggressive wife-abuse tactic is when the husband gives subtle little clues that could indicate he is having an affair. He is vague about where he was, and rather than answer her, gets defensive that she is even asking where he was – all the while making sure he does not tell her... He's not actually having an affair, but he wants her to suffer by being suspicious, and then belittle her when she gets suspicious.
First Euthymios gives his opinion on something. Then Suaiden says something really rude to him about the way he lives, which has nothing to do with the opinion he expressed. Euthymios then answers the rudeness defending himself:
There is something more going on here. In this instance Suaiden having the "bigger story" is a secondary motive. His primary motive for his bullying is that he wants the monopoly on the manipulative tactic of the sympathy ploy. What he is saying here can be paraphrased, "Listen here Euthymios: Don't think you are going to horn in on the sympathy of this audience. ALL of the potential sympathy of this audience, MY audience, is reserved for ME and MY USE ONLY! Got it? This is MY show and MY stage and I can get you kicked out of here at any time. So you had better just shut your pie hole about any abuse you might think you have suffered, if you know what is good for you!