I'm a single mom who lives in an apartment complex with another single mom. Her son and mine are in the same class at school. My problem, she constantly asks for favors by prefacing the ask with the phrase, "what are you doing today, tomorrow, whenever?" I think it's rude, because she then puts me in the position of telling her my business (as though that should make a difference), before I answer yes or no. It is possible she doesn't know better--what do you all think? I just feel that if you want something, you should come right out and ask, and if the giver does or doesn't want to give, s/he will or won't. Right? Or, am I completely off base?
Thanks very much,