It did happen to me quite a few times. I felt that what I did was still good. I didn't expect anything in return. Just not the attitude they would give me after helping them out.It has happened a few times, though most people are pretty cool about it. Did that happen to you, hon?
When they reject my help, I kept thinking to myself what I did wrong and what I could do to help them in other ways. Reading what you said about how they would think it as an insult made me think differently. I didn't know it could go that way. After the incident I just distant myself from those people in fear of making them irritated by my "help".Sometimes some people feel bad because they can't do something/don't know something and they take it as a personal insult that someone "had to" help them/explain something to them.
But it still hurts when we have good intentions, doesn't it!
If I get that reaction too often, from the same person, I don't help them as much anymore. I ask them to let me know if they need help and then if they don't, I try to stay out of the situation (because I feel I'm not ultimately really helping them - I'm just making them feel bad).