Now, I am not the best when it comes to keeping in contact with people so the following could probably all be filed under "Hypocritical." There are some instances, however, when I get so incredibly irritated with people for not keeping in contact with me.
Case 1: I emailed a friend and said Happy Birthday and have yet to receive an acknowledgement of the email. And that's all I want. Just a "thanks" so I know the person got it. And really, how hard is it to click on "reply," type six letters and then tab over to send and hit return? It takes less effort than it would have to READ the flipping email. I just don't understand. I can see both sides to this: Yes, my wishing the person a happy birthday is something I don't wish for gratitude from, but if it were me, I would have been thankful for the well wishes and wanted the sender to know that.
Case 2: I have some good friends from college/after college who are back in the area. We fell out of touch the past few years, most likely due to different interests and the addition of quite a few states between us. But now they are within an hour of me and I have tried to get back in touch with them to no avail. This I do not understand, unless of course, there is another reason and they, for some reason, wish not to talk to me. But who the hell wouldn't want to talk to me? This is the same person who said I am never in a bad mood.*
Case 3: I certainly don't expect anyone to comment on any blogs I write. I, of course, LOVE to get them and those little comment emails make my day. What I do expect is for PEOPLE I KNOW who have blogs that I visit, to return the 'favor'. Some people, and I'm not naming names, should get off their high horse and that's all I'm going to say.
Am I being unreasonable? I know Case 3 is a bit much and is really just a little pet peeve of mine. But what about the other two? Am I right to be a little annoyed by those??