I posted about a friend before who had a somewhat irritating way of texting. For a bit of background, we knew each other in HS and started emailing on facebook and then exchanged numbers to text as it was easier. This is a male friend (if that matters, I am not sure) and I am female. Anyway, we have been catching up again on old classmates and he initiates almost all of our texting conversations. During the course of long conversations he will sometimes say ,"brb', and then not return. That is pretty irritating but I can understand that somewhat when we have been texting for some time.
Here is what I don't understand. He sent me a text at 10pm my time a few days ago (he is two hours behind me, so 8pm his time). It was late and I didn't feel like talking so I didn't respond. His text simply said , "hi!". The next night at around 7 pm his time he texts me , "or not". I reply back right away with , "hi, sorry". he replies back no problem he is just BBQ ing his dinner. We make small talk for maybe 2 texts back and forth and then he asks if he can text me back later as he is just getting ready to eat. I say sure, and he says , "be back shortly" and never returns.
First of all, why text if you know in 2 minutes you are going to have to go eat? Why say you will be back shortly and never return?
I just don't understand the whole initiating a conversation when you know you can't talk in the first place? Is this how most people text? For me, if I am texting someone and that is our only means of conversation (we don't see each other in person or talk on the phone) , I am texting to TALK , much like a phone call. I wouldn't call someone to say hi if I know I am getting ready to sit down to dinner (or start to drive, or go into work) , I would wait until I had time to actually talk . It's like calling someone and saying hi, how are you? That's good, well gotta go eat dinner now, I'll call you back, and then I don't even call back.. what's the point? Is this rude texting behavior?