Social norms that were once regarded as polite are being dismissed, in the digital era, as irritants that only waste our time. The deluge and brevity of digital communication is redefining etiquette.
Why call when a text will suffice? And if at all, you do, why leave a long-winded voice message when the person doesn’t answer? Why send an e-mail that just says, “thank you”? Who asks for a fact, easily found on Google?
And then there are the worst offenders of all: those who leave a voice mail message and then e-mail to tell you they left a voice mail message.