Why do people like to send messages but not reply when they receive a message? What’s the whole point of starting the conversation in the first place? When I start a conversation with someone, I make sure I pay more attention to them then other people. I started the conversation so it’s courtesy to give them my attention. I’m the one that’s interested in hear what they have to say because otherwise, I would have started talking to them in the first place.
There are people on my MSN list, who shall remain nameless for now, who likes to send me a message and not respond after that. For the sake of argument we’ll call him Tan. Tan likes to greet me on MSN and then run away. As I typing this out I am still waiting for his reply. It’s been over ten minutes now and that message window is no longer open. I don’t know what he wanted. I would assume he wanted something since he messaged me but he didn’t bother to reply.
When I do get a response, it’s not even in English. It’s mumble jumble gibberish. It doesn’t even look like a sentence because it’s mainly a few consonant after another. It’s as if he’s typing in code and I have to deciper it in some way. They should make it so you have to pass a spelling test before you can use any instant messaging program.
Also, there have been people who call me to ask if they can call me back. What kind of dumbass question is that? Why bother calling me if their intentions are to call me back. People these days do not know the proper phone etiquette. They are wasting your time when they call you with nonsense like this. They don’t have the respect to call you and talk to you at that moment because something came up.
While we’re on the topic of talking on the phone, I hate it when someone calls me and then tell me that there’s another call on the line. That’s the thing I hate about call waiting. If I’m on the phone with someone, I could care less about who’s calling on the other line. A call from home could be an exception but what are the chances of that? When you take the call that’s on the other line, it makes the person you’re talking to less important. They may sound like they’re fine with you taking the other call but deep down inside they are getting a little depress. Nobody should have that done to them. If you’re on the phone with someone, you shouldn’t be doing anything else but talking with that person.
Throughout my life I’ve been patient towards a lot of things. Things that most people would throw hissy fits over but I’ve learned to deal with it. There’s no point in getting mad over it because that doesn’t help with anything. It’s not going to speed along the process any faster so why bother? So what’s the deal with people that do things like this? Doesn’t anyone think before they act anymore? It’s not like they’re in a situation that requires an immediate answer either.