You know Becky, you make me think. I am well aware that my approach can turn some people off - even so, I keep on keepin' on at it. It's overkill at times, I understand this. I sometimes wish I had an "edit" button that would make me stop.
Listen, Becky, in my experience the candidates don't like hard questions. They say they have the experience you need and when you AXE DEM TO CLARIFY you can HEAR the irritation in their voices because they don't like being cornered when they are trying to bluff.
To me it just sounds like you were just weeding out the bluffers. You might have had a bad tone in doing so but, if so, you didn't make that clear.
Becky if you want to be a guest on The Recruiting Animal Show let me know.