Am I Asking Too Much to Expect Replies to my Calls, Emails, and Texts? #Communication

Category: Moral Question of the Week, Weekly Columns

Phone Etiquette

This week’s Moral Question of the Week is less macro and much more micro in nature. And, it’s PERSONAL (to me). Am I asking too much to expect my friends, family, and colleagues to promptly (you define “promptly”) return my calls, emails, or texts? Please add your comment below…

Email, Fax, Text, and IMs

  • jack43


    • Bruce Sallan

      How do you really feel @jack43:disqus????

      • jack43

        Your need to ask the question answers it

        • Bruce Sallan

          @jack43:disqus – I know. I’ve NEVER gotten used to this ubiquitous practice ever since I was in showbiz for 25 years. Now it seems even more widespread when there are so many options to reply!

  • Scott Kinnaird
    • Bruce Sallan

      Thanks for sharing, Scott…

  • Stan Faryna

    Next business day or 24 hours. The only exceptions being emergencies, disasters, travel, illness, existential angst, and technical problems. Error is unavoidable but apologies and forgiveness should be a ready remedy.

    • Bruce Sallan

      I wish @faryna:disqus – I WISH!

  • David Weber

    I’m guilty of not replying swiftly to email or phone messages. No excuses.

    • Bruce Sallan

      @disqus_dU5ulU60s7:disqus – you’ve been pretty good with me, over the years, David!

  • Williesha Morris

    I have three (sometimes four) e-mail addresses going at once. Sure, I don’t get hundreds of e-mails every day, but good grief. Why can’t people respond? I don’t understand.

    • Bruce Sallan

      It’s a mystery @willieshamorris:disqus and a sad commentary on people (today)!