17. No connection
When parents don’t know how texting works, sometimes they can use it to their advantage. Take this mother, for example. On the phone, or face to face, you can’t just ignore a question you don’t have the right answer to, but with texting, a whole new world of opportunities presents itself to us.
This mother took the opportunity that texting allows to simply ignore her kid’s question, because she knew her answer was probably not the one he wanted to hear. Perhaps “no connection” doesn’t work with texts, but the mother is obviously just using it as an excuse to buy some time before she has to give her child the bad news.