Respond to a text message promptly. Not straight away, but certainly within the day it was sent. Everyone's glued to their phones 24 7 - don't pretend that you didn't see it, and don't treat it like an email where you can respond at your leisure. Take the 6 seconds it takes to fire off a response.
Honestly don't have my phone with me like that, sometimes it's hanging in the laundry window for a day & night acting as a wifi modem and I don't see it for ages.
And I'm super guilty for that anyway, for the lot.
Calls, emails texts, even PM's here, .. I sometimes see it and I'm driving, or busy, and as I like to put a bit of thought into things, think, I'll answer that later .... and thanks to early onset Andruskas ..., it can end up much later.
A collective apology to any here who may have been victim of my etiquette challenged, phone ignorant, memory loss exacerbated, apparently Gen Y mandated rudeness.. :neutral: