||[Jun. 6th, 2010|11:35 pm]
The Question Club
Where I live, it's considered standard to wait to reply to text messages. If you reply to a text as soon as you get it, you are considered socially retarded and desperate. You are supposed to wait at least a few minutes to reply so that you look unreachable and ~popular~. If the other person is also leaving a pause (as they are expected to) you should be pausing even longer than they do. If the person you are texting waits five minutes, you have to wait ten. This is so that you appear to be more ~popular~ than they are.|
Do people do this where you live? Do you?
I don't do it myself, even though everyone else does. I find it so annoying and superficial, and I wouldn't want to annoy others in that way.
Do you think this is a good idea, or that it works?
No, not at all.
edit: I live in Toronto, Canada. I talked to an American friend today and he said "NO, WHAT?" inspiring this post.