Wait... Rowland the code monkey, not a people person?
Art coming to his defense would probably say something like...
"Keith, just gets it!"
Dude don't get bent outta shape about it.
Underneath every code monkeys XXXXL Mt. Dew & Doritos stained South Park T-shirt.
Resides an even larger insecure, frail, power tripping, ego fueled by lack of sex, or any meaningful human contact for that matter. They're a grumpy lonely lot at best. The least little thing they don't like, or anything that challenges them, perceived or real, incurs their wrath.