Call me old-fashioned, but I like receiving a response when I communicate, unless I say, “No need to reply.” And, from a number of recent conversations, I know I’m not the only one with a preference for closing the communication loop.

So, if I call you, please call me back. If I text you, please reply. If I write to you, please respond. You can make it simple. Write “K” – the letter K – or “Got it,” or “Need to think about it,” or “Thanks,” or “Will get back to you later.” When I hear from you, I breathe a sigh of relief knowing my message has arrived at its intended destination.

Your response is a courtesy I appreciate. It adds to my peace of mind. As the sender, hearing back from the receiver is the best way I have of affirming that my communication to you – phone call, text, email, physical letter, isn’t lost in cyber space.


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