To the guy that called me this evening about this post.
You called tonight and wanted help getting this driver working on your system. I asked a few questions, realized it would take a while to resolve and told you I was busy, that I had just launched a new website. I asked if I could call you tomorrow.
You responded that you, “Really want to get this fixed tonight”.
I thought that was rude, since I just told you I was busy – but I tried to help you for another few minutes until real life demanded that I pay attention to it. I again asked you if I could call you back tomorrow.
You weren’t happy with that.
But I told you I would call you back tomorrow, and I won’t. After thinking about it I decided you were too rude for me to spend my time trying to help you.
If someone offers their help, with no costs involved, you just need to be patient. And respectful. And thankful. And mostly – polite.