Left on Read

We have all experienced that feeling of being “left on read.” For those of you unfamiliar with that term, it basically means that you have texted someone and they read your text, but they have not responded. I’m not sure about you all, but being left on read is a HUGE pet peeve of mine. It evokes a lot of feelings for me from sadness to anger. I start to question and wonder what happened and why someone chose to not respond back. Sounds trivial, but it really does bother me.

Often we hear people say phrases like “I’ve been so busy,” or “I read your message, then forgot to respond when I had a moment.” To me, there is no such thing as too busy. Yes we get busy and we get caught up in life, but we always have time for things and those that matter the most to us. Many people are not bothered by a lack of response, I don’t like that I am one of them! I believe that if we do not take an unanswered text personally, it feels better and is easier to accept.

What are your thoughts? Are you bothered when someone does not text you back? Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!


9 thoughts on “Left on Read

  1. Well these days i feel like I’m doing the same with my friends, I reply the call Instantly but i forget to reply back at chat instantly… Sometimes i forget to reply too… And then get sad when I realize that I hadn’t.

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    1. It’s nice to hear that it’s not intentional sometimes 😊 I am sure that your friends understand. For me it doesn’t matter if someone responds late, it’s of they don’t respond at all. Thank you for your comment!


  2. It’s a big pet peeve of mine as well! I don’t think it’s that easy to not notice or forget a message as most of people are always on their phones and notifications are so in your face. 😁 I don’t mind when people take a while to answer but being left on read is just infuriating. 😬😬 Especially if I’m texting with work/school related matter.

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  3. My friend calls this being “blue ticked” since that’s what it’s like on WhatsApp. I don’t like it when people don’t reply within 24 hours… I can understand not replying immediately because I’m usually busy with work or with my toddler, but there is always time for a response at SOME point in the day!

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    1. Exactly!!! Wow, I feel the same way. Even our lives are insanely busy, but we can find time to send a one second text lol. I wish I understood more. I try not to take it personally, but I do. Thank you so much for your support and response 😊

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