Why Baby Boomers Get Upset When You Don't Get Back To Them! / by Bo Gerard

Why is it that the more ways we have to communicate with each other, the worse we get at communicating?
There's the person who hates listening to voicemails, but doesn't think to leave that info on their outgoing message, so that we will text or email or tweet of Facebook them instead.
There's the person who replies to a long, caring voicemail, left to see how they are doing and what they have been up to, with a short TEXT like "k how r u?".
There's the person who doesn't respond to any communication unless you ask a single, specific question.  (I say single because you'll only get one answered anyway, if you're lucky)
And there's the person who won't answer any communication if there answer is "No".  To them no answer equals "the answer is no".

Baby boomers grew up without email, texting and Facebook.  Heck we didn't even have voicemail (answering machines) at first.  Back then there were three ways to communicate with someone - send them a letter, call them on the phone, or walk over to their house and knock on their door. Two of these methods had one very interesting thing in common - if the person you were trying to talk to wasn't home, they would never even know you had tried.  So, when answering machines came along we baby boomers were ecstatic!  Finally you could leave evidence of your attempted communication.  We were actually excited to see the little red light blinking on our machine when we got home.  Someone was trying to reach us.  Someone cares!

Nowadays you have to decrypt and decipher the true reason why someone isn't responding to your electronic query.  Do they even do email anymore?  Should I have typed my name in the text in case they don't have me in there contacts? I see them posting on Facebook, but do they do Facebook messaging?  Did I stupidly ask more than one question?  Does no response mean "no time right now, "no interest In you" - or does it really mean "NO to communcating with anyone", unless you are their BFF or the Texas State Lottery Commission.