Saturday, midday. Vibrating phone. It’s a text from the guy I met Tuesday night, the guy I really like but had (almost) given up on. I am now faced with The Most Important Question in the World: how long to wait before replying? More than an hour, obviously. I’m a busy girl, with a houseplant to water, rinse aid to buy…. I’ll draft something now and let it rest.
By 2pm I have put the question to three friends. Google tells me the average female response time is 1 hour 19 minutes. Huh?
Three hours and an increasingly crowded draft folder later, I’m sitting on my hands. At 3.30 I crack. Send.
Sunday evening. The houseplant is showing signs of root rot. Its owner is also in a bad way.
He did reply of course. 28 Hours Later. Is that his idea of a joke?