It’s pretty normal to leave a call unreturned. Same goes for email. But texts are unavoidable. If you don’t respond to a text within a day, people think you’re dead.
Texts are the most personal and fastest form of communication. That’s why you only give out your number to certain people.
However, it gets a bit weird when the person you’re expecting a text back from engages with your post on another network. They like your Instagram post but avoid your text. WTF.
Here’s the thing: sometimes avoidance is unintentional. Talking, texting, and social media are all one of the same communications flow, even if a ‘like’ is more ambient than a direct text.
The myriad ways of communicating today confound what personal communication actually is. In fact, some people live their entire friendship online, never meeting in real life.