2. “You have time, right?” Assuming he’s not busy.
“It’s annoying that she assumes that I don’t have anything better to do than to help her. Besides, I don’t want her to think I’m dispensable,” moans a guy in his late teens. It’s also rude to ask for his help without first asking if he has any spare time to help you. You should never assume that he has nothing better to do and is waiting to be at your service. Even when it’s obvious, be polite and say, “if you have a few minutes to spare, may I ask you a favor?”