No Answer

I don’t understand people who don’t respond. In this day and age I know that we expect immediate results. We send a text or email because we no longer want to wait for days when trying to correspond with someone. Most of the time people get right back to you, although we have to realize that people are busy or driving or living life and it might take a bit to get that response.

Recently I was contacted for business along with another person. As soon as I could (within an hour) I responded to the other two in this email group. The third member contacted never answered. As days went by the original sender and I eventually had to reschedule the proposed meeting because the third person involved never answered. After another attempt with no acknowledgement, we had to give up altogether and just hash things out between the two of us on the phone.

I sent a very important letter last year to someone who has no electronic way to be reached. I was forced to use their favorite method of communication- the US Postal Service. I never heard a word back. I sent a letter off into the void and have no idea if it was ever received.

A couple of weeks ago I had to send another letter to this same person and again I have gotten no response. I know I should have sent it with a signature required, but I guess I felt that surely one of these letters got to its destination.

Don’t get me wrong- I love a hand written letter. I have a couple of “pen pals” and I send notes and cards often. But when something is really important and time sensitive I prefer a text or email (although I know occasionally those get lost as well!)

My only point is – answer! Tell me yes, tell me no, tell me to jump in the lake, tell me to kiss your ass, TELL ME SOMETHING! Take 10 seconds and let me know that you got the message and will think about it, that you got the message and you hate it, that you go the message and think I’m a nut job, tell me something.

I love when I write long letters or emails, as I am prone to do, and pour out my heart and soul only to hear back a “sounds good” or “Okay” but I would rather have a one word, disappointing answer than nothing at all.

End of rant for today. I don’t need an answer.

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Marietta is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a BFA in musical theater. She has been performing for over 50 years on the stage and continues to perform, direct and teach. Marietta is married to Tim, has a son named Jon, and a cat named Penny.