On a personal phone, say "Hello" and give your name.DON'T answer in a brisk or hurried tone or with "Yes" or "Yeah." People don't want to feel like their call is unwelcome.
If you call in response to a text you can expect one of two things: either a phone call with a person who is frustrated by your lack of social skills or an ignored phone call and the awkward text conversation that will follow it. The Rule of Response: Always respond, unless you don’t want to be friends with that person anymore.
Yes, we are all busy people, and I know it’s sometimes hard to respond when you know it will probably end up as a full on text conversation, but you should always respond.
That is, of course, if you want to stay friends with the person. : Keep your messages marked as new in case you aren’t responding right away. The Two Day Rule: If it takes you two days to get back to me, I technically have two days to get back to you. : usually these texts are sent late at night or after someone gets dumped. THE IRONIC RULE: DON'T TEXT IN ALL CAPS: IT SEEMS LIKE YOU ARE ANGRY !! The L O L Rule: Don't use "lol" more than you have to.
That way you can keep track of the people that are in need of a response. There is no room to get upset at someone for not responding to you in a timely fashion when you don’t respond to them quickly either. They say: “I kind of think you’re ok, but I’m really just trying to boost my ego by knowing that you’ll respond.” They probably know this because you’ve broke The 2 Text Rule in the past. The Rule of Dismissal: Don't ignore a call and then text a person. The Rule of Disproportionate Letters: This one applies to messages received from a woman: never respond to a three page text with "k." At least give her a full “ok.” If you’re a guy and you get a three page text from another guy, it’s completely acceptable to delete them from both Facebook and your life. (It’s ironic because the title of the rule is written all in caps. And by “more than you have to” we mean don’t use it at all.
We are interrupting them and expecting that they should answer a text message just because we sent them something is selfish.
I know you don’t mean it to be selfish, so I’m putting this way of looking at the situation out there because it’s useful to see things from that perspective. ” Quiz to see why he’s not texting you back From the other side, when you consider that you may be interrupting someone, you could see how one interruption isn’t that big of a deal.
He probably was texting for the five days and then was like, “Wow, this is really time consuming and distracting from… ” Sometimes we can get caught up into thinking that the other person is being rude when our text message goes unanswered.
The truth is that when we send someone a text, we don’t know what they’re up to.
With that being said, there is also the other side of the coin… The Too Quick Rule: If it takes me two days to respond to you, don’t respond immediately. Give them some time to think that you missed their call instead of them knowing that you ignored it. This is especially appropriate in situations like this “traffic is horrible LOL.” Obviously, you’re not laughing out loud at the traffic.