Maybe that was what made him such a good salesman in the past.
You keep telling me it's in the past - until you can dig it back up and throw it in my face again.
It shouldn't be any surprise, since that was what suffered when he had been troubled in the past.
Besides, her lack of response in the past had been far more effective.
Why go through all that pain again, when she had almost succeeded in putting him in the past - almost, but not quite.