ME: Given your unwillingness to respect my boundaries, I'm not willing to have any contact with you ever again.
HIM: I was trying to break the ice.
HIM: Or I would have said that first.
HIM: I had trouble the first weeks. I thought I would try to text nicely.
HIM: Is that okay?
HIM: I didn't want to disturb you.
HIM: Is that bad?
ETA: and then it gets better...
HIM: I just mean, I can't read minds, so I asked. (emphasis mine)