Post # 1
I’m curious if you typically respond to texts/emails – especially in the cases when there is no reply implied or requested.
I’m referring to information (e.g.: the following is my new contact info, etc) – or – a picture of some event.
I was chatting with a friend who said the sender may think it’s rude to get no response. I was ambivalent on the subject. I don’t take a non-response as a form of rudeness, but I could see how the sender would be sensitive if there wasn’t some sort of response (since they bothered to share the info).
Do you expect a response from an email or text when sent?
Post # 3
Nope and I even get annoyed when I get a “k” back from the person I sent the message too. That annoys me more than getting no response
Post # 4
Yes I always respond even if it’s just an acknowledgement that I got the info. a simple thanks or ok. It really bugs me when i don’t receive an acknowledgement of my text or email. How hard is it to send a simple “ok”
Post # 5
@kaw2be: hahaha – DH is FAMOUS for his ‘k’ texts!!!!
Post # 6
I respond to almost every text with at least “KK” or “K” or sometimes I throw a curveball in there and write “OK”. =)
Emails…yeah I basically respond to all of them, but not just to write K. If that were all I had to say, I wouldn’t respond.
Post # 7
I like to get some form of acknowledgement. So I am ALL for the ‘k’ texts or in my case it’s normally “ok “. I don’t think it’s rude to not respond back.. but I’m never 100% sure the text went through or they understand. 😀 Then for the rest of the day I wonder if they’re really meeting me for dinner/lunch/movie/etc.
Edit: now reading the below… will i text back to the ‘okay’.. no that defeats the purpose. all I need is an acknowledgment
Post # 8
Eventually the madness has to stop. If I send you my new number, one day it will look like this:
Me: My new number is 555-1234.
Me: Your welcome
You: No problem
Me: [nothing because I ran out of free texting for the month]
Post # 9
Texts–pretty much always. Emails? It really depends on what it’s about and who it’s addressed to (i.e., just me vs a group of people). Generally if it’s the type of email where I would want a response, then I write something in acknowledgement.
Post # 10
@takemyhand: Haha that TOTALLY makes me think of my college roommate. She always has to respond to anything you send–I don’t think she can help herself. To the point where if nothing else, she’ll send a smiley or other emoticon…even if the conversation is “over”
Post # 11
I am pretty awful at returning texts. I hate texting. HATE. I had an accident involving a chopped off thumb tip a few years back, and now the numb thumb I have sucks at texting, so I don’t reply unless it is clear it is needed. DH sends the “k” texts. I don’t like them! I get all excited thinking he texted something profound when I look down at my phone and then….”k”….what a let down!
I’m not good at feedback for emails either. I always think I am cluttering inboxes if I send back something that isn’t more substantial than “ok.”
Post # 12
i hate the K text. just say okay or ok. K makes me think the person is mad or something.
Post # 13
I think it depends.
Some of the people at work (especially most of the management team) strongly frown up the “thanks” or “got it” or whatever emails (not to mention the “you’re welcome” that follows the “thanks”) so we tend not to do it at work. I tend to carry this practice into my personal life, so FI has actually been appalled when I don’t respond to friends’ emails because “they didn’t say ‘Please confirm receipt’ on it and they didn’t ask a question!”
That said, when I do text or email, I also spell out everything and punctuate accordingly. I think it is inefficient to have the recipient sit there and guess.
Also, I’m huge on texting/emailing and I hate using the phone, so usually people will hear back from me much faster than if they called me/left me a vmail. Unfortunately, FI’s family are major phone people so it’s quite the adjustment for me.
@takemyhand: HAHAHA! Love it.
Post # 14
I actually forget to respond the majority of the time. I’m one of those people you have to call.
Post # 15
I respond to emails with “Thanks!” “Great!” “Will do!” most of the time. I don’t want the sender left hanging.
I don’t like the “k” texts. Like PPs, I feel like the sender is being short with me and is upset in some way.
Post # 16
I usually respond with a smiley, and OK, or some kind of response to let them know I got their message