I agree. That is one of the complaints I have with teenagers today regarding texting/IM. They’ve been socially conditioned now that if they don’t respond to messages at the moment of receiving them, their friends assume something is wrong, and an inordinate amount of drama ensues. I’m like, What if you are in the bathroom taking a pooh or a shower? Or gee, I don’t know, sleeping? This is met with, Oh I respond as soon as I can and let them know what I was doing so they don’t get upset. Wow. I’m not going to apologetically detail my bowel movements to someone via text message so they don’t get upset it took me a while to get back to them. That negates both my time and privacy. If I’m taking a shower and we didn’t have urgent plans to meet and I wait a couple of hours to get back to you, you’ll likely live.

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