‘You know how when you first read the blog,’ I say, ‘you said you had no idea people thought like this, and that you’d have to think more carefully now about your behaviour?’
‘What made you say that?’
‘Err – ‘
‘Was it the post about how long to wait to reply to a text?’
He laughs. ‘Yes.’
‘So you’ve never thought about that?’
‘OK, so let’s imagine a girl you’re interested in texts you. What do you do?’
‘Well, I reply, either straightaway or I leave it a bit, depending on what I’m doing at the time. But I don’t think about it!’
He looks very confused. ‘No!’
Later that night, walking to the bus stop, I text him:
‘Fancy drinks/coffee this weekend? You’d have first refusal on the write-up x’
He gets back to me within the hour; and come the morning, I reply. Old habits die hard.
You can be a subscriber too! Click here to enter your email address, and receive a notification email whenever there’s a new post.