Apology for delay in responding to messages.

India
June 7, 2011 12:21pm CST
I have been accused by one of my friends in mylot for not responding to the messages sent to me on my request. It is 100% true; I can neither deny the accusation nor have anything to say in my defence. The failure was due to lethargy as well as reluctance and bad mentality of unnecessary piling up of work for the next day and unfortunately that next day rarely comes in my life. But after a direct accusation by one mylotter in response to one of my posts, I came to sense and immediately opened the unread messages and started replying them one by one leaving aside all other activities in mylot. Day before yesterday I managed to reply more than thirty of such pending messages and hope to complete the rest within a couple of days. I humbly beg your apology to all of those friends of mylot who were so long offended with me for such gross negligence towards them, though it was totally unintentional on my part, I mention again and also promise to henceforth respond all messages as soon as I receive them. I hope you would be kind enough to send me messages as before without any hesitation and the reply would be immediate, I repeat my assurance to this effect.
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12 responses
@marguicha (100210)
• Chile
8 Jun 11
There are lots of reasons for not responding to posts. But there are less reasons for not responding to private messages because I feel it is a private conversation between two people and not just a couple of sentences said to whoever wants to read them. It makes it worse when you ask for something in a PM and then say that you are not interested in the answer you received. When I respond to PMs, I take my time, use long minutes of my life, many times sending links and information. If there´s no answer (or the answer is: "I don´t care about what you said"), I feel slapped. And then, the friend is not friend anymore. As I said, posts are different. They are not personal and you don´t have a responsibility towards all the people who answer your post or comment on it. I am glad you replied your delayed posts. Maybe you even got some cents out of that. As for messages, I guess we should send messages only if we want to share something with someone. If not, it´s like dialing a phone number and not bothering to say hello. When something like that happens, it dawns on me that the person was not interested in my friendship, so I delete him/her. Happy posting!
• India
11 Jun 11
Who says that I am not interested? I will join a few of them after thorough scrutiny as far as possible for me and some of them will definitely be under your referral as you have done so much for me. This is my promise to you. Don't misunderstand me. Thanks again. I have again sent you a friend's request and hope you are going to accept it.
@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Jun 11
I have been on vacation and had about 250 discussions and responses to respond to when I got back. I do try to get mine answered as soon as possible. Life does get in the way at times though. Nothing can be done about that. If you are still feeling lathargic you might try a healthy salad and good multi vitamin.
• India
11 Jun 11
Thank you for your kind advice. But for your kind information, I must say that water soluble vitamins can not be stored after a certain amount fixed for each vitamin and when that maximum limit is crossed, the excess amount is washed away from the body via urine.
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@celticeagle (119157)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Jun 11
Any excess that you don't need is washed out in the urine, yes. But just for a lift is what I meant. I can get a pak of vitamins for just one day at the health food store.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jun 11
hi doctordidi I never take it personally as I like a lot of other mylotters have got behind through no fau lt of my own. I lost a lot of time to mylot when I fell and had to be hospitalized in a rehab hospital for 20 days,then I returned to Gold Crest only to have my roommate come down with shingles. I was made to move to a different room as she was contagious and they refused to hook up my computer so another 13 days was spent not being able to mylot. so now things have piled up on me too. .So I can but sympathize with you and hope you eventuall see the light at the end of the tunnel.
• India
11 Jun 11
You have a definite cause behind your failure to respond to the messages but I have no such cause and some of the messages were sent to me on my request. So it is definitely an offence on my part.
@lumenmom (1996)
• United States
7 Jun 11
I think it happens to all of us from time to time. I get really bogged down with so many incoming emails and it is easy to get distracted doing other things and sometimes you just don't feel like responding, as you say lethargy. I never take it personal whe people don't respond right away to me as I assume they are busy or distracted. I understand them because I know how overwhelmed I get at times. I hope your friend will be kind enough to not only forgive you but to also realize you did not try to offend them on purpose.
• India
11 Jun 11
It is no doubt true. But one thing I must admit that most of the messages were so long unread by me. And I think it is not a good habit at all.
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
16 Jun 11
I would not feel bad as I get backed up with responding to posts. I, like others here have other things going on in life and it's hard to come here all the time and just respond right away. I do not mind when people respond to my posts because I understand that they have busy lives. I don't know why they would be upset with you.
@anil02 (2968)
• India
10 Jun 11
Hello, don't take it so serious. Take it as normal thing of your job. We will face problem of this type when we cannot do our routine work. I was not reply email for two days because of my health. so these are normal thing.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
9 Jun 11
I think that there are times that all of us have things in our real lives that get in the way of our online activities. I know that this year has been very difficult for me because of the medical issues that my husband has been through this year. I've been dealing with depression on a level that I've never dealt with in the past. In fact, that is the reason that I've decided that at least for the time being it is best for me to not start new discussions.
@stylewaves (1063)
• India
8 Jun 11
It used to happen , that wasn't a beg mistake , people used to have some urgent works , or they might think the messages might be scam so they will hesitate reply for most of the messages . But i really appreciate your Apology asking sense !
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
8 Jun 11
though i believe that it would be nice to respond when you can, and not ignoring the ones that took effort to participate, i think this must not be taken personally against you. we here in mylot have to understand that we live a life apart from mylot. we have concerns to prioritize, and that is alright and understandable. mylot is not our life and it is just a part of our everyday activities (if it is everyday). needless to say, we have to just wait on what the poster thinks of our responses. let us allow each other to do the responding in our own volition.
• United States
8 Jun 11
First you never have to apologize to me! And second that is the beauty of My Lot , No Time Limit! You get to respond when you want to.So ignore that " friend"
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
7 Jun 11
Well, you don't have to take it up way too seriously. I mean we all have a busy life of ourselves, and maybe, to some of us here, mylot simply a part - time work, or a socializing network. We can't come around and accuse someone who actually have a real life. You are earning money in your reality world, me too. We all have priority in our lives right. So, I won't blame you for that.
• Philippines
7 Jun 11
that's alright. if you can't comment on responses, it's fine, that's your choice most specially if your busy. but you have to accept the fact that some one is going to rant about users who believes to be collecting responses, that is what they are starting to think. i used to hate when starters don't comment. but i realize, HELLO this is mylot, that is still the right of a user, whether to comment or not that is your choice. And I respect your choice