TO: Men all over the planet
FROM: A very annoyed girl
RE: Wait, New Year’s in February?
DATE: February 25, 2009
A lesson to you all: if a girl sends you an email wishing you a Happy New Year, chances are it probably won’t mean all that much to her if you wait until THE END of February to write her back. Actually, it’ll probably mean, well, nothing.
I got this message from a “guy friend” yesterday…remember, I emailed wayyyyyy back when….
Sorry it’s taken so long to write you back, I’ve been crazy busy but I certainly always intend to get back to you.
He went on to make that sort of superficial small talk, but, oops, he hadn’t pulled one over on me. That sweet-talking, asking me how life is, isn’t going to work with me, Mr. I-like-you-but-not-enough-to-have-the-courtesy-to-respond-within-a-timely-manner. How busy could he possibly have been that he let my email sit in his inbox for 2 months? I’ve had faster service from Amazon. By the time I received said guy’s reply, I had already forgotten I had sent him a message in the first place.
The point: If you “always intend” to respond, guys, that counts about as much as saying, “I didn’t mean to kiss her, it’s just this happened and then this happened and then I felt horribly guilty and this happened and this happened….”
BLAH. BLAH. BLAH. As a general rule, always do as you say.