Okay, this bit of advice will serve you well for a long time:
Don't be subtle with men. Tell them directly what you want or need or are asking or they won't get it.
If you fail to be direct, and inadvertently try to communicate something through subtle hints, don't get mad at them for missing what you thought were blatantly obvious hints. It's not their fault. They really do try, but they're just missing that gene.
Definition of subtle: Anything short of bludgeoning them over the head with a sledgehammer to make your intentions known.