In this modern day and age
When someone can’t be reached,
You must assume avoidance means
That etiquette’s been breached.
You leave a message on the phone
And write an e-mail, too.
You can’t think this communication
Hasn’t gotten through.
So you assume this person
Doesn’t care to hear your voice.
With several ways to reach you, well,
He surely has a choice.
The option to ignore you
Is the one it seems he’s chosen.
Your choices now are limited –
You’re mired, stuck and frozen.
And so you wait and stew a bit
‘Cause you just can’t believe
The person you must really reach
Has up and taken leave.
In years gone by, such actions
Would anxiety produce;
But nowadays I shake my head
And think - there’s no excuse.
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