4. “Do a good job!” Condescending requests.
“She’s asking me a favor but her requests are nothing but patronizing! Who does she think she is?” a disgruntled young man voices his objection. Instead of a request, it starts to sound like a demand, and you’ll have less chance of soliciting his assistance. Instead, use phrases such as, “I’m sorry to rush you” or “Sorry to put this on you with such short notice,” and he’ll be more inclined to help you. Be ready to treat him as your savior and plead, if necessary.