Dear IM and Phone friends;
I cannot possibly be expected to respond to every message all day long that comes through AIM or answer the phone on the first 4 rings. Conversations I start throughout the day are subject to be cut short, ignored, unanswered, etc. The reason for this my friends is any one of the following:
- waiting for an important phone call, receiving an important phone call
- job related searching, calls, resume crap
- toddler emergencies (i.e. pooping out of the diaper, puking, destroying stuff in the living room, escaping upstairs, screaming, jumping, being bad, fighting, hitting each other, crying, opening drawers, taking every dvd out of the case, dialing the phone, messing with the remote controls, etc etc etc),
- going to the bathroom, taking a shower
- house related stress
Just because I do not respond to your call on the first ring, or your IM on the first message does not mean I’m mad at you, ignoring you, or hate you. Chances are, I’m up to my arms in a shitty diaper, on the phone, doing something important. Rest assured I’m not blowing you off.
I apologize I cannot be more attentive. I’m working on it. I have a feeling its going to be like this until the kids are in college though.