Who was right? (Texting expectations)

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Who was right?

  1. He was. Doesn't matter when the txt was sent, you should respond

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  2. Malfoy was. If you weren't awake at the time of text, you aren't required to respond

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  1. Malfoy macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    This conversation took place between my friend and I a few minutes ago

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    The question is: Should I have responded when I finally got the message or was the fact I wasn't awake when the msg was sent enough that I didn't have to respond to it ?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    His original message should have been: "text me when you are awake". His original does not require an answer unless you are already awake when you receive it.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    tell your friends not to be so freaking sensitive
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Wise man once say, when you post a transcript of your text messages on the internet, you are in danger of being labeled a drama queen. ;)
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You delve into text speak more, so I'm going to agree with your friend on point of principle.
     
  6. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Whenever I receive a text like that, and I'm sleeping, whenever I wake up I respond with a "I wasn't then, but I am now"
     
  7. Malfoy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    lol he knows it was going to be posted. i sent him a link to the thread. We both think the people will agree with our point of view.

    :(
     
  8. bearbear macrumors regular

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    Get these a lot. Agree with OP for sure. It's time-sensitive and obviously you don't need to respond if you weren't awake at the time.
     
  9. chordate68 macrumors regular

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    Agreed. "you awake?" is very situational. obviously if you didn't respond you're asleep. This is why I hate texting. Plus its easier to ignore a text than a question during a phone conversation.
     
  10. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I wouldn't have responded either.

    ...But that could be said for many of the texts I receive, fwiw. :eek:
     
  11. heehee macrumors 68020

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    Confucius?
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Wise man once say afterward, you are who you associate yourself with.


    Sounds like they're both a bit dramatic.
     
  14. ethical macrumors 68000

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    To be honest I think you should have replied when you woke up. It's manners.

    They text you because they wanted/needed something, you should have replied in the morning to find out what it was. Unless....the conversation was to go like this:

    Him: You awake?
    You: Yes
    Him: Cool
    /conversation

    Sorry, I'm going to have to side with your friend :eek:
     
  15. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I wouldn have replied as said above 1 you were asleep 2 there was no second txt asking to txt bk when you woke up
     
  16. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't really require a lot of effort to just text back in the morning saying you are now and asking him what he wants.
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed, I can't believe he got his shorts all up in a bunch over that.:rolleyes:
     
  18. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    You guys seriously don't have anything better to worry about?
     
  19. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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  20. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'm so following you on MR now. Seems the last couple of times you've responded have been funny. And fwiw, I don't need you to follow me back ... asleep or awake. :)
     
  21. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I hate when people are super sensitive about text messages responses. These people keep track of every text message they send out EVER and they call people out if they fail to respond to one.
     
  22. johnnyhow macrumors regular

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    You certainly are in the right! That friend of yours is so over sensitive, clearly if you weren't awake at the time, then an answer is not required.
     
  23. redAPPLE macrumors 68030

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    because no one asked this yet, here is my question to the OP...

    at what age bracket are you guys in?

    if that is a good friend, he shouldn't get upset... well, i guess that is at least a form of communication. which is always good, right?
     
  24. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Your friend has Great Textpectations.


    Um, next time your friend asks such a 'not smart' question, reply with, 'No, I'm asleep right now and won't be awake for at least another 2 hours. Please try again.' He'll probably get angry since you're obviously awake if you texted back, but that would prove your point. Also, it seems like your friend would get mad either way, so who cares! ;)
     

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