Why is Nick annoyed that Tom assumed he would have “nothing better to do” on a Sunday afternoon in The Great Gatsby?

In The Great Gatsby, Nick is annoyed that Tom assumes he has "nothing better to do" than to go and meet Tom's mistress because it implies that Nick does not have enough of a social life to already have plans. The assumption is also "supercilious" and seems to have been made by a man who believes himself to be Nick's social superior, and this is irritating as well.

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Nick is fairly certain that Tom had a lot to drink at lunch, and Tom sees no problem in essentially forcing, strong-arming, Nick to go with him into the city. His sort of aggressive, arrogant nature is on full display here. Furthermore, Tom does not seem to recognize how inappropriate...

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Nick is fairly certain that Tom had a lot to drink at lunch, and Tom sees no problem in essentially forcing, strong-arming, Nick to go with him into the city. His sort of aggressive, arrogant nature is on full display here. Furthermore, Tom does not seem to recognize how inappropriate it is that he flaunts the fact that he has a mistress publicly, let alone how horribly tactless it is to want to introduce Nick, a cousin of his wife, Daisythe woman on whom he is cheating—to that mistress. Nick says that Tom's statement that he would not be busy is a "supercilious assumption." To describe Tom as supercilious is to accuse him of being somewhat patronizing and snobby, as though Tom evidently feels himself to be superior to Nick. It is offensive, honestly, for Tom to assume that Nick has nothing better to do with his time than to go to the city and meet Tom's mistress because it is like saying that Tom's life and whims are ultimately more meaningful and important than Nick's life and whatever plans he might have had. In fact, Tom evidently believes that Nick is so far beneath him socially that he could not possibly even have plans that would compete with any invitation Tom might issue to him.

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