I used to work for a global company who employ people from all over the world. The headquarter locates downtown of Chicago. One morning, I was washing my coffee cup at the sink right next to the coffee machine,
an Indian male walked in, set his cup down right next to me and checked the coffee carafe then SNAPPED his fingers: “wash my cup and make some coffee”, it was a while ago, and he had a very thick accent so I thought that what he said but I could be a little off.
I instantly not like the snapping fingers attitude. He snapped his fingers again when he saw that I completely ignored him. “Sorry?” I turned around, he pointed to his cup, picked up the coffee carafe, shaked it to show me that it was empty and raised his voice “COFFEE.” “sorry, I don’t drink coffee” I turned back to my cup, completed the final rinse and walked out.
Later on, I found out that in Pune office, my company employ people to make coffee for the employees and maybe this guy saw that I am a woman who hand-wash the dishes and thought that I was one of them. Regarless of whether or not it is an honest mistake, a person should never address another being with a snap of fingers. A dog, maybe, but lots of them would totally ignore it.
Source Quora Post by GIna VU