Do you feel offended if someone doesn’t reply to your text message?

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@paula27661 (15900)
Australia
February 25, 2009 2:49am CST
I use my mobile phone for texting more than actual phone calls. I receive quite a few texts every day and I usually reply to every one even if it’s just with a thank you or see you soon. What about you? Do you always answer all your text messages? Do you feel offended if someone doesn’t reply to yours?
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@tonyllenium (6270)
• Italy
19 Apr 10
ehhe beh it depends from the communication in text message and the person receive it so in many cases if i had no responses from some people it is ok the same may be from other it would be not very nice..
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
20 Apr 10
I guess if the original message is not very nice you can't expect an answer! I prefer to receive a reply as soon as possible but I am understanding to the fact that it is not always convenient for the other party to respond immediately. Thanks for you response tonyllenium!
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
29 Nov 09
I guess it would depend on the urgency of the mesage and the person I was sedning the message to.I would feel offended if I sent the message and was awaiting and answer urgently and the person deliberately ignored the message after a very long time.The offence would be extremely great if it was to a lover who ignored it because you had a fight
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
30 Nov 09
Yes it does depend on who you have sent the message to, that's for sure...I don't generally mind if I don't receive an answer immediately because I know that most of my friends will reply when they can... Thanks for stopping by ronnyb!
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
23 Sep 09
hi paula, I do text few persons but they are very close to me . I dont usually do much texting these days as i feel it is always better to talk than to text so i can get my reply at same time but if i have to joke or something to send then i text. Usually i dont get replies soon so it is ok but if i dont get reply after many texts and over few days then i feel i m being given cold shoulder treatment and i feel offended. I usually try to answer all the text by friends when i get either by texting back or by giving a call. I dont reply to commmercial texts.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
23 Sep 09
Hi agrim, thanks for responding, I feel annoyed when urgent texts are not answered because I always make it a point to answer the ones I get. I guess if a matter is really urgent I can always call the person! Thanks again!
• Australia
11 Sep 09
Hi Paula, I wouldnt say that I get offended if someone doesnt reply to my text but I guess it can be considered rude but you ahve to take it from the others persons point of view. maybe they were busy at the time and it slipped their mind or maybe they didnt even recieve the text. That has happened to me before. I use to have a boyfriend that would littearaly freak if I took longer than like 5 minutes to reply to his text. He would constantly test again and again like where are you or something and it was like Im in school and I cant be texting every second you know. I got so annoyed by it.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
11 Sep 09
That would be annoying! I am guilty of not hearing my phone when it's charging in my bedroom, I've missed important texts that way and I do agree it is a little rude not to reply. It depends whether the person has a habit of doing it all the time I guess. I presume the boyfriend you mentioned is an ex now...Thanks for responding standbymeforever!
• Australia
25 Aug 09
Yes, I do feel offended. It doesn't take much effort to reply to a text message, and I'm sick of hearing the "I was too busy" excuse because no one is so busy 24hours / 7 days a week that they can't reply to a simple msg. And even if they are so busy, they could easily reply back at least the next day or few days later, but when that doesn't happen, that's when it becomes annoying. I have sent text messages just to keep in touch with a former colleague and he just ignored my text many times. Very rarely he would reply. There were also times when I have sent texts notifying him of job vacancies to which he doesn't even have the courtesy to reply back with a simple word of thanks. That really annoys the crap out of me. Not that I'm snding the text to get a thanks, but it is common decency to send a response back to some one who has gone to the effort of sending u a text.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Aug 09
I can see your point because without a reply there is no way of knowing if the other person has even received the message let alone if you're waiting for an answer! Thanks for responding anonymous_angel_ hope you get the messages you are waiting on!
@nansheeca (216)
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
hi. sometimes i dont answer text messages especially if they are forwarded msgs. but if the text is asking for something or need to be answered, i always make it a point to answer them. and yes, i do get offended and sometimes irritated if i text somebody and ask for something and he/she doesnt reply because i dont do that.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Feb 09
It is just one of the little annoyances of life! Thanks so much for responding!
• Philippines
25 Feb 09
I also do the same thing. I often feel offended when I ask something important especially when I texted a person to ask him/her how he/she is. I have this friend and we often text before, but after a few months when he got romantically-involved with someone, he is no longer replying to my messages. I really hate people who are like that. I always keep in touch with my old friends too. If an old friend, would text me, I would certainly reply. I always make it to a point to reply.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
That's not cool to stop answering messages because he has a partner now. Not a nice thing for a friend to do. I like to receive replies. Thanks for responding!
@Elixiress (3899)
29 Apr 09
I also use my mobile more for texting than for phone calls. I always reply to my texts, because I am enjoy texting and it is polite. I hate it when people do not reply, because it does not take much time and it is just plain rude to ignore someone. I tend to ask people why they did not reply and most people just say "I forgot, I read it, went to do something and planned to reply to it in a bit" which I really do not understand as I reply immediately.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
30 Apr 09
The only time I forgot to reply was when my phone was in the bedroom and I forgot to check it, I felt so bad and I apologised profusely. I like to answer straight away too. Thanks for responding Elixiress!
@Elixiress (3899)
30 Apr 09
It is not really forgetting if you are not aware that you have got a text. If I am in lessons at college, I may not text back for an hour because we are not allowed to text in lessons.
@balasri (26577)
• India
25 Apr 09
My texts are always related to my business.Either to my partner or to the candidates I am dealing with as I am running a placement agency.So I never worry if i o not get a response for my texts.It clearly shows the lack of interest and the attitude of the candidates and it helps me to eliminate from my list to save future trouble.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
Sounds fair enough to me, if they can't be bothered to reply they can't be wanting the job. Thanks balasri!
@balasri (26577)
• India
25 Apr 09
I find it the easiest way of judging their credibility.
@diansinta (7562)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 09
Hi there paula27661, I just sms my friend and she never reply. I send her 6 sms already about mylot and how she abandoned her account. I can predicted this cause she just too childish to bear all my fact truth accusation. She been playing at me all these years...
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
That's a shame...Some people are more difficult to figure out than others; she doesn't sound too reliable, you are better off not worrying about her unless she decides to get in touch with you, I guess. Thanks for the response though, I appreciate it.
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@diansinta (7562)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 09
I will not if there is nothing to discuss with her. I know all along she just using me and a pretender. I have enough with her act lately .. thanks Paula
@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 09
Well I usually use text message..but will not be offended if someone did not replied to me..
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
It doesn't bother everyone.I get a little annoyed especially if I am waiting for a reply but there are more serious issues in life I guess. Thanks for the response!
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@fren45 (898)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 09
Is the matter is really important I will make an official call ..rather to sms..Because I believe the person either has a network problem or he is middle of something..sometimes the good all calling to the person is better.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
26 Feb 09
That's really sweet of you. It indeed feels good. A simple Thank you works amazing and even though I try to do that all the time, I cannot. I must actually make it a point to acknowledge the text message as I do for emails. Thanks.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
Yes, just a simple word is all you need sometimes. Thanks for the reply.
@mimpi1911 (25467)
• India
26 Feb 09
Thanks You.
• India
26 Feb 09
i don't expect someone to reply me for a every message i send, whenever i need a reply i simply make a call to the person and make a conversation for less than one minute. I also don't take the pain to reply to every message i get.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
It can be annoying when you're busy and you are right a phone call should only take a minute; if only I could make my friends understand that I want to keep it brief sometimes! Thanks for the response!
• India
27 Feb 09
yes i also cut down the call after making a small conversation i don't like to extend the call to more time i follow the same with incoming calls also.
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
25 Feb 09
I don't have a cell phone, but I try to answer all of my comments and emails. Hugs
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
There is an advantage to that. People can't bother you everywhere you go! I admit as much as I love my phone, sometimes I like to leave it at home. Thanks for responding!
• United States
26 Feb 09
I hear ya on that note. It is so annoying sometimes when you are in a store and someone has stopped right in front of you while you are walking because the are chatting on the phone. I go shopping to get away from the phone, lol. I agree they can be nice, and great for emergency's, but they get too convenient for some people, and I think when you are spending time with someone that it is very rude to carry a conversation on with someone, unless it is an emergency.
@dpk262006 (41078)
• Delhi, India
25 Feb 09
I normally give me response to the sender by conveying my thanks or else I send him/her a return message to acknowledge to let him/her know that I've appreciated his/her message. I love sending SMSs and as and when I receive some lovely ones, I forward it to my near and dear ones, of course with slight modification. I find it is a great fun to exchange messages.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Feb 09
I love having a phone and I love the SMS facility, I don't know how I ever lived wothout it! Thanks for the response!
@dpk262006 (41078)
• Delhi, India
26 Feb 09
I too love it.
@mimiang (3781)
• Philippines
25 Apr 09
there are messages that don't need replies so it does not matter
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
That's true I guess, thanks for the response!
• China
25 Apr 09
hi paula, everyday I often received some spam message of couse I wont revert. If I send a message to a person , and wait for a long time he didnt revert, I will make a phone call if its very important, sometimes I wont feel offended, maybe my fried is busy, I dont sent semmage again if the person reserve my lots messages and dont revert.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
That's the usual reason people don't reply, everyone is just so busy these days! Thanks for responding allen_yuen!
@krajibg (11944)
• Guwahati, India
25 Apr 09
No, I do not get offended any more now. Earlier I used to. Moreover now I less text message and make direct call. I sometime forget to answer the message but I do though it is late.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
Thanks rajib, I like to reply a.s.a.p. I'm not usually offended if I don't receive a reply, it depends...
@xhaylea (363)
24 Apr 09
I use my mobile phone for texting quite alot of the time when i have credit, i send and receive quite alot of texts every day, and if someone sends me a text i will try my very best to get back to them, either by a phone call or text if i have credit. When i send text messages and people don't reply, i know thats its normally because they are busy, have no credit to reply, signal in the area they are in may not be too good, so the text may not send till later, but im not too bothered if they don't reply because i can get intouch with them some other way, like on messenger or by phoning them. I know that they will have seen the text message i sent, so no i don't feel offended.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
I am like you, I do my best to reply but I don't get too upset if I don't receive a reply immediately. Thanks for responding!
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
24 Apr 09
well i m not much of a texting man and i usually reply texts by a call if possible. I dont reply to commercial texts and usually dont beleive in texting and would usually call if i needed a person. this way i know he got the msg instantly . No i am not offended if i dont get text back as my best friend usually dont reply easily.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
25 Apr 09
I guess texting is quite impersonal compared to a phone call, thanks agrim!
@Dasari100 (3801)
• Anantapur, India
22 Apr 09
When ever i text something and other end friends give some text messages so that should be responsible to each and everyone. i have done in the same way if the people don't give messages.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
22 Apr 09
Thanks for responding Dasari!