No one is truly busy 24/7. We all make a life for ourselves and make room for the people that we want in it. Doctors, lawyers, CEO’s and even the President has a personal life and takes time, even if it’s not a big chunk, to make that call/reply to the people that are important in their life. We have busy schedules because we have responsibilities but there is such word called downtime, days off and breaks, even if it’s 5 minutes out of your day to say/text/got your message. ~ Brigitte Nicole
My sister recently called me and asked why I hadn’t called for a while. I told her that her window of availability was too short, and that the last several times I’d called, I’d ended up listening to her talk to her husband/our mother/her young kids rather than being able to actually talk, and it has made me feel rather ignored that I keep getting put on hold listening to conversations she has with people she lives with. Mind you, I have kids of my own, so I understand perfectly well what it’s like to need to tend to kids their age but, when her husband and my mother are both there and she’s talking to them and not me and it happened several times in a row. You do get discouraged. I also once had a very close friend tell me, “Can’t talk now, my show is starting,” when I called him. It was a month later he realized I hadn’t called him back, and he wanted to know why, telling me he’d missed me. Did he really expect me to call him again after being told his television show was more important? ~ Tracy Johnson
Sometimes people really are too busy and they have to selectively reply to the few people in their lives that mean the most to them.
When they say they are too busy, what it means is the other things that are keeping them busy are more of a priority than the people they are not taking time for. Sometimes you don’t even want to know what that is, I will never forget the sting of a close family member telling me they couldn’t come to my son’s birthday party because their Gardner was coming. ~ Jennifer King
I am a single mom with two jobs. Sometimes I have to adjust my priorities and most of the time that includes putting my children’s needs ahead of my own. Just because I only text/call/talk to people occasionally does not mean that I don’t care about them. My children are my priority right now, my true friends understand that and know that I do make time when I can. ~ Jamie Valles
Maybe it represents some kind of insecurity if someone expects another one to say hello after certain time and if it is not done then blaming. I believe that if the base of a relationship, whether it is with your partner or a friend, is solid and good then there won’t appear such issues because there is trust and understanding. e can express our needs in a more positive way, e.g I would feel good and not alone if you found some more time for me. Avoiding accusing and complaining because that pushes the other person away even more. No one wants to feel blamed. Expectation is one of our biggest enemies. ~ Liis Sillaste
You got to be insensitive if you don’t get it right away. It is so easy to find out if the person is not interested in talking to you. It is true that if they are interested in keeping the friendship, they will find a way to communicate. I tried my best to be a friend but if the other person keep pushing you away, just walk away and forget about that person. Just saying but not everybody is a jerk, there are people who are really busy. ~ Jaylo Menezes
If one is too busy to connect with someone who has taken the time out of their busy schedule to reach out to them, where’s the respect? Everyone can’t be a priority but out of respect, returning a call, text, email,etc. with a time frame (24 hours, 48 hours, 1 week, etc.) I feel is doable. Remember the same people who reached out to you may one day be the same person who you’ll need to connect with. This opinion only applies to those who are interested in maintain relationships. ~ Cecelia Minton