I’m continually amazed by how often people expect others to do something without actually asking them. When they fail to do what was expected, those expecting feel angry, ignored, frustrated, or disrespected. The may feel that the other person should have known and shouldn’t have had to have been told.
Why do we penalize and punish others for not doing something that they were supposed to do, or should have known to do, without first making an effort to explain what we really want and why?
The truth is, other people can’t read your mind and probably won’t be able to guess or assume what you want. You have to give them the chance to do what you want them to do. You do this by being real and genuine. Not by dancing around the edges. Be respectful and get to the point.
If you want something, ask! The person you are asking will appreciate it just as much as you will!