Seriously, why is it so hard for people (especially "friends") to say "no thank you" or "I'm not interested" or "I can't do it at this time" OR "I will pass along the information" is it really that hard to be polite? Is it that people just don't care anymore??? My biggest pet peeve is people that ignore me. I think ignoring someone is one of the rudest things you can do to someone. It's becoming more common than not for people to have the attitude that "if it is not going to benefit me, then I am not interested." This motto and attitude is such the opposite of the type of person I am. There are many things that I get involved in or support that serves absolutely no purpose to me, unless you count the good feeling I get when I have helped someone.
I've said this before, but I give a pass when it comes to emails, because everyone does not check their emails these days, it seems to be all about social media, but when you ignore a text message...I raise an eyebrow. I especially start looking at people different when we had some back in forth the day before or even in the same day some back in forth text messages back and forth and then business is brought up and all of a sudden their phone does not work.
Call me old school, but I still believe in having manners. Luckily I do have a handful of genuine, loyal friends and one of them reminded me the other day that "Rejection is God's Protection" although it will still irritate me when people ignore me instead of giving a quick response, it does make me feel a little bit better to know that God very well may be protecting me from bigger let downs than ignored communication.