Let’s be honest, we experience the majority of our communication online nowadays. Why call when you can text? Why text when you can tag someone on Facebook? We want our responses immediately, and the curse of the double blue tick on Whatsapp has seen us all anxiously staring at our phones in anticipation.
Sometimes, the problem is not how long the response takes, but what it actually is. Texts, IMs, Whatsapp messages; these can all be read in ways we didn’t intend by those we’re talking to. It’s easy to miss nuance or get the wrong idea when the person you’re chatting with isn’t right in front of you. Then there are also the occasions when your conversation partner just doesn’t see things the same way. Get ready to cringe, or just LOL, at some very unexpected responses.