These past few days I have been trying to get in contact with various kinds of people for various reasons—online journalism profile assignment, DI stories, lecture questions/clarifications, etc.
I never thought that one of the most frustrating things would be to be constantly ignored/not responded to via:
• phone call/voicemail
• facebook message
• secretary message
• in person
Really I’m not Erin Brockovich (…yet) and I won’t ruin your life/career/day by asking you the few questions that I have! I thought the development of technology, especially 3G, texting, and the Internet would give people ease. You can answer me/my questions/e-mails while you are making dinner, or sitting on the bus, maybe even while you work out at the gym!
I just don’t understand why people don’t respond to things any more. The whole “I don’t have a computer” excuse is no longer relevant in the United States, I feel because even if you don’t have a computer, there are LIBRARIES with them FO FREE! That’s what my high school teachers always told us if a student tried to pull that excuse.
Still, even without a computer there are cell phones with internet access, which are becoming the norm with each passing day and development. Even without a cell phone there are now iPads and iPods with internet access and phone capabilities.
SO WHY WON’T YOU ANSWER ME?