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A short rant about people not responding to emails or not getting back to you when they say they will

Does it drive you mad or is it just me? When you send someone an email and they don't respond, I mean not ever. When did we get so busy that it became impossible to hit 'reply', type a couple of words (not even a couple of lines), and then hit send? I mean you literally don't have to do anything other than raising a couple of fingers! You don't need to find paper and pen, go to the post office, buy a stamp, address the envelope, you just press buttons.

And when people say "I'll let you know in the morning", and then you never hear from them again, I mean really? You've actually told people that you're going to contact them at a particular time and then you just don't bother.

In both instances, it's just rude! And in our super-technological world, it's plain lazy, because it requires virtually no effort, you can probably even automate the process.

But the thing that really gets me is, it makes it difficult for me to move on to something else, because if I've made a commitment to someone by pitching for a job or offering a meeting at X time, then I really struggle to promise that time or that article idea to someone else until I'm sure that my original offer has been rejected. But how do I know when people simply don't bother to respond to not just the original offer, but my subsequent chase ups?

It infuriates me that's all. How does it make you feel?


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