Tuesday, 26 May 2009


I met up with a friend I hadn't seen for six months last week, that's a long time of not seeing each other. It happened like this - we had arranged to meet up in March. My friend e-mailed me to change the date, no problem, I was free on the suggested date a couple of weeks later.

The day before we were to meet I sent a text and e-mailed to check where and when we were meeting. No reply. Odd, I thought, but maybe my friend had been called away urgently, it sometimes happens, or was ill. I sent another e-mail a week or so later, expressing the hope that all was well. No reply.

I was caught up in the final essays at uni, and very busy, and assumend my friend would contact me when free to do so. Two months later, I got a text saying 'Hope you're ok etc". I was delighted and responded by text and e-mail saying how pleased I was to hear all was well. We finally met up last week. It transpires that an inadverdant slip of the finger had identified my messages as spam, so they weren't received, not only that, but the messages my friend sent me were also not sent.

If only we'd either of us picked up a "real" telephone and called, instead of just wondering, and commenting to our partners! Just goes to show how easy it can be to lose touch. I was upset because I'd been ignored, and so was my friend - what a pair. I hope you won't let the same thing happen to you!!


  1. Its funny, you'd think with emails, mobile phones and landlines that it would be impossible to lose touch with friends but I think it happens more now then before...unless I'm just part of that age group that let themselves get caught up with daily events and forget those we don't see often. I agree though, you can't beat the old fashioned phone call :)

  2. My problem with making phone calls is that I'm always afraid of disturbing someone - silly, I know, but that's the way I am. A text or e-mail is collected when the recipient chooses to open it, so give them the freedom to read at their leisure.


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