It is important in life to lead your humans where you want to go. In this case, it takes a leash. You will find some humans are more easily led. I believe these folks are much more highly evolved and have the chance of becoming a cat in their next life. Others, like the Male, are poorly evolved and need a lot more assertive leading. Do not be afraid to let them know what you need. Only by their loving service and compassion for you can they ever hope to reach enlightenment rather than just the television remote.
Insist upon their understanding. Insist upon your feedings and most of all, remind them that they are better for adopting you!