I'm getting a lot of girls in the twenty something crowd who have serious communication problems. First off they send e-mails and texts saying they want XYZ and to call them at 555-5555.....It's almost backwards really. I don't send Pizza Hut and e-mail saying ,"I'd really like an amazing and perfect pepperoni pizza, if your up for the challenge(lol) then give me a call"
I'm not even that old, but I grew up with the notion that as the customer, if you want something you go to the place or you call the vendor....never this weird mind game crap of trying to make orders a competition or a weird self-esteem boost that the vendor is calling them out of desparation to serve them.
It's all part of the whole "entitlement generation" thing that is rearing it's ugly head now that all these kids are entering adulthood. These particular customers have been raised never hearing the word "no", being coddled and put up on a pedestal by parents, never getting the chance to fail at anything or earn anything legitimately...The end result is this new breed of entitled customer, I mean, mom and dad, teachers and coaches have always groveled at their feet,gave them what they wanted and made special exceptions for them (ya know, 'cause they are unique and special and really it's a treat to be given opportunity to serve them) why wouldn't a cake decorator, or anyone else for that matter?
Sorry for the ranting, lol, but before I finish up here I just want to add that i'm sure there are a gazillion exceptions to this horrible stereo-type I just described and I know that not all twenty-somethings behave so badly, but enough of them do that it just grates on my last nerve!!