Why do you think I have to call you ALL THE TIME????

This kinda burns my britches……Why is it that when you call some people that you haven’t talked to in awhile, they act like (or even say) ‘Oh, I haven’t heard from you in a long time’ or ‘Why haven’t you called me’???  My initial response is (blank word) my phone number hasn’t changed, why haven’t you called me???  Why is it that people feel you should do all the calling…why can’t they pick up the phone and check on you from time to time?

I get this quite a bit with people that are older than I am.  Do you feel because you are a bit older than I am that I should always call you?  My phone number has been the same for many, many years so I wouldn’t be hard to reach.

Is there Seniority when it comes to calling people? I mean, out of the friendship is it only 1 person’s job to do the calling or even texting?  I will be honest, I prefer texting to calling for the most part. I talk at work all day at work, so when I get home I want to unwind and just shut my trap.  I can’t do this all the time considering I don’t live alone and I do get phone calls that I can’t avoid (LOL), but I will text with you all day long.  LOL!  Anyway back to my point, I think like friendships like phone calls goes both ways.  No one person should be responsible for making all the calls or initiating text messages. Everyone is busy with their day to day life, so putting all that pressure on one person is so unfair. LOL!!

I know I didn’t say much, but I said a lot…so take what I said and try being a better friend.  Reach out to someone you haven’t talked to and before you call them think, who called who during the last few conversations.  Just like someone may come across your mind to prompt you to call them, the same must happen to them at some point.  Go ahead….make that change (in my MJ voice).  LOL!

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