Why is it that it's the one arguing for using standard protocols for communication that's beeing treated as the difficult one.
— "You just have to install app X, and we can talk together," they say.
— "But app X does not work on my system," I say. "Why can't we use a standard protocol, and then everybody can use the app the prefer. Why do we even have to specify what apps to use to talk? Why can't we just say: call me!"
A slight pause...
— "But we want to use app X."
— "So why don't you tell the vendor of app X to support the standard?" I retort.
They come back quickly: "No, you have to adapt! We're only following what the corporate overlords have told us. We are in line, you are the problem!"