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Old 02-09-2016, 06:50 AM   #21
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I respond (usually quickly) to any email that, in my view, anticipates a response. That does not include forwarded BS, cc's on shared nothings, etc. As others have said, texts get quicker attention and quicker response. I dread the day when unsolicited commercial texts find a way and hope we can prevent that from happening.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:32 AM   #22
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If the email is conversational, chatty... I respond.
If the email is a pitch, I don't. I have friends and extended family who have strong opinions that they like to rant on and on about share. I glance at, then delete those. But if they are talking about something I have interest in, or social stuff, I respond.

My kids follow the rules I grew up with. Write a thank you note for all gifts received - UNLESS you thank the gifter IN PERSON at the time of receipt. So stuff from aunts/grandparents get notes. My sister is local so her gifts are received with thanks and hugs in person. My mom taught me this was proper etiquette.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:59 AM   #23
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I've given up expecting a 'thank you' or similar reply whenever I send out my daily emails with stories like this one: Missing cat found living high life in pet food factory

I'm thinking of sending them out twice daily to see if that improves the response I get...
Although tongue in cheek, the quoted reply has the answer in it.

"Expectations are Premeditated Resentments".
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:45 AM   #24
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I hardly ever place a call or get calls. Texts are short and to the point and instantly responded to. What is email?
I agree on the phone calls except for closest family members. Do you have email so people without smart phones can contact you if necessary? If not, how do you stay in touch with the people in your lives? I agree you don't have to drop what you are doing to talk to people, but they should have some way to reach out to you.
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I agree on the phone calls except for closest family members. Do you have email so people without smart phones can contact you if necessary? If not, how do you stay in touch with the people in your lives? I agree you don't have to drop what you are doing to talk to people, but they should have some way to reach out to you.

Everyone in my family and also my friends have a smartphone. I will answer the phone if it is someone I know. I think email is like a big junk mail sorter so it is generally ignored (unless I am expecting something).
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Everyone in my family and also my friends have a smartphone. I will answer the phone if it is someone I know. I think email is like a big junk mail sorter so it is generally ignored (unless I am expecting something).
I don't have a smartphone,( horrid, expensive rural service,) but even with a dumb phone that's how I screen my calls.
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I sometimes do, sometimes don't reply to emails or texts or letters if the content doesn't seem to warrant one. I really don't notice if some has responded to me unless I had a question and then I would just follow it up with a phone call. Life is too sort to perceive insults or worry about other people's actions.

I wonder if young lovers save emails like I saved love letters from long ago beaus until I met DH, my last beau....
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