Q: My friend always returns my voice mail messages with texts–even when I say, “Please call me back.” I think that it’s rude–a call for a call right?
A: Your friend may just be clueless. Try telling her how much her habit annoys you by texting “please call me” next time. The other likely possibility: If your conversations are too long or one-sided, the texts may be her way or giving you the brush-off–or, at the very least, her attempt to keep communications brief. Either way, it’s time for a friendly face-to-face chat to sort it out.