When was the last time you heard a sincere thank you, or as we Asians sometimes do, bow in respect to business associates and elders?
The brevity of the “texting” phenomenon has summarily killed much of the etiquette, courtesy, and beauty in written communication – and that is NOT a good thing.
Have you been to a shop where the retail assistants would tail you around the shop, so much so that you end up walking out of the shop really fast?
Have you been on the receiving end of the ills of short messaging? Can short replies convey the nuances and meaning of what we hope to communicate? Do we owe it to the recipients to explain ourselves in sufficient detail, even if it demands more from us?