Implications in Ignoring IMs
September 20, 2006 8:07 AM Subscribe
If a friend ignored your instant messages all day when you knew that they were online the entire time, would you consider that rude?
posted by bbrown to Human Relations (92 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I have a co-worker that I'm friendly with and I IMed her several times throughout the day, never receiving any response. Today, she was fairly chatty so I asked about her behavior. She said that she wanted to be left alone yesterday and that I was the only one who didn't get it.
Am I misguided here in feeling that this ignoring without any explanation was rude?