Last week, I sent my dad an SMS. It went something like this,
Me: Where is dinner on Saturday?
Dad: Super Tanker (restaurant) @ 6.30
Ok. Left the sms as it is. Got the answer I wanted.
Couple of days later, he brought up the topic and gave me a good err..won't call it sounding or trashing - Ok, let's call it Piece of Advice.
"How come few days ago you ask me something on sms and you never reply me."
But what's there to reply. I asked a question, he replied - end of story.
Oh I later found out, it is SMS etiquette to at least acknowledge with a Yes/No/Thanks.
But isn't that wasting like 15 cents. Yes - But it's still etiquette!!
Then what about those friends of mine who can't be bothered replying sms-es even when a question with a big "?" is posed? Or those who acknowledge you sms days or even weeks later - and the excuse is "busy-la" or "what's there to reply?"
If I were to send you an sms with some contents like say for example, "MAS got cheap air fare now...". What are you meant to reply me to show u have sms etiquette?
I then asked around - and oh yes, apparently there are many people who are really mindful that you don't acknowledge their sms-es! So from now on folks, have some DECENT SMS etiquette ok!!!
5 months ago