Don't you just hate older people who are in some way in the estetic business and think that they're the gods of this world? Like, I've been working with art longer than you so I know what I'm talking about. Aurgh - it drives me crazy! And they don't even have to say something rude - it's simply the way they say it or the way they look at you.
One of our teachers said, in this business - be nice to people and work hard. That's the way to do it.
But some people are just utter ass holes. I just talked to one.