Emails. I've been trying to decide if it's more efficient to answer all my email during certain concentrated times throughout the day. It seems like a good plan, rather than checking in and responding whenever I'm bored or procrastinating. I've found it helps if I log out when I'm done, because it's just enough effort to remember my password and sign back in that I won't bother.
Phone calls. Remember way back in the day, before we wore our phones attached to our hands and you could not answer the phone without having to explain why you didn't answer the phone? Now, if you don't pick up by the third ring, the person on the other end is so frustrated that they have to leave a message and you better have an excuse note as to why you didn't answer. And, apparently, "I didn't feel like it" or "I was watching Shark Tank" does not cut it.
Texts. We know we all get distracted by texts since there's entire campaigns and phone gadgets to get you not to check or answer your texts when you are driving. And - like your phone calls - if you do not reply within 5 minutes, you better have a really good excuse. If you're driving? You've got to do the #X thing so people will know you are driving and can't answer. Which leads to my confusion: aren't we not supposed to be texting and driving, how do you type #X? And more important - why, why are we so impatient that I must tell you why I didn't answer your text right away about what is the name of that guy in that movie?
Getting my kid from the busstop. See item #1: Raccoons.
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