There can be a lot of anxiety around texting. I mean, how frustrating is it when you send a time-sensitive text to someone but you don’t get a response for
When someone doesn’t reply, I assume that they’re busy but will get back to me soon. If I really need to hear from them, I follow up with a call… plus I’m guilty of this too (…like right now because I have, um, 22 unread texts).
But at least they are unread. Promise that I’ll get back to those soon :)
What takes it to a whole new level is when people enable the ‘read’ function on their phone so there is no doubt in your mind whether they have read it. We all know they have.
Bottom line here is: if you’re someone who reads but doesn’t reply right away, it’s probably a good idea to disable this on your phone… I know, I know #firstworldproblems but it just doesn’t make sense! Why use it??
And don’t even get me started on when you see the three little bubbles of someone typing a message back to you but then they go away and you never get a response…
This is my biggest texting gripe!! What’s yours?