Pretty much nothing is worse in the entire world than sending a text message to someone and getting left hanging for hours, or worse yet, straight up ignored.
Fortunately, you can still rally and make lemonade out of virtual lemons, so to speak.
One of the first indicators of rejection is people not texting back. Sure, maybe their phones died or were left in another room, or they had to physically turn them off.
Probably not, though. We're not trying to hurt your feelings, just level with you here.
People are attached to phones as closely as they are to their partners or children. Chances are pretty good that a late (or no) response is deliberate.
We hate to be the one to break it to you, but your texts are largely being viewed as an annoyance that can and should be ignored. So what are you going to do?
Scroll through the gallery above for some terrific ways of handling the situation. Turn the tables on the person with wit, mind games and possible bitterness.
You'll be glad you did. And you'll have the last word ... because they don't write back.