There were a few incidents when I had helped my juniors. They had accepted my answers, were happy with the solution that I gave them and everything went on smoothly until one incident.
There was a task that I couldn't help them with. I genuinely did not know the solution for it. We tried to get some help online, together. But, there was not much progress.
This task was a mere time-pass kind that was alloted to the junior. It didn't add any value to the project. We all knew that.
But, the next day onwards, everyone started making faces at me. They would respond with silly laughs, nasty remarks, start hijacking my conversations amongst other child-like actions.
For me, these are immature actions. They seem to have forgotten all the help that I offered earlier. Everything seemed to have vanished in thin air.
Now, when they approach me for to resolve other issue, I want to be very clear about it; that I am not a know-it-all and may or may not be able to resolve it. But, if I don't help them resolve it, it doesn't mean I am willingly not helping them.
I am sure that they would approach me for help in the future too. And I want to tell them that making faces at me, passing nasty remarks is totally unprofessional. How should I make these points clear to them?