Do you ever feel like people just aren’t receiving my texts? Maybe it’s just me that feels that way. After all, you probably don’t care whether or not people are reading my text messages.
I just have to wonder what’s happening to the messages I’m sending out sometimes. And overthinking tends to make me a little self-conscious about those messages I’m sending out.
I’ll be involved in a group text and all of these messages are going back and forth. Then I’ll decide to respond and get nothing. No one seems to care what I have to say.
And it’s just as bad (maybe worse) with individual messages. I’ll send something to someone asking a question. Maybe I need some kind of information from a supervisor. Maybe it’s important that I have an answer so that I can continue doing my job to the best of my ability.
But do I get an answer? No.
What is happening? Am I hitting send, only to have the well thought out text messages that I expertly crafted into tiny little three line novels arrive in some kind of nameless void? Are my messages being eaten up by the Nothing?
Then why am I not getting the responses that I so desperately need?
I don’t like talking on the phone. I would much rather converse through text. But if you’re not responding to my texts, I’m gonna have to call you. And you really don’t want me to call you. I get awkward on the phone. And in person. Really, the written word is where I shine. Let’s just stick to that.
I’m sure I’m overreacting. It’s not as if the average smartphone user looks at his or her phone every 83 seconds or anything.