If someone patronizes you, they speak or behave towards you in a way which seems friendly, but which shows that they think they are superior to you in some way.
In more common words they treat you like a dumbass while smiling. Nice!! What happened to the cardinal rule to treat people the way you want to be treated? Not these days. Not anymore. People as being reconditioned to selfishness. Everything revolves around ME and me alone.
Gone are the days were people do an kindness to someone else without expecting anything in return. We have gotten so bad that we have now even call it an UNEXPECTED kindness, because we dont expect people to be kind anymore.
In the old day, (” I sound like my mother when I say things like that”) people still had respect for each other and life was simple. Nowadays people care more about themselves than about others.
Its sad really.