I have managed to piss off at least one reader of my blog, perhaps more. I was out last night when someone tried to instant message me from this blog and I was not present to get the IM. He thought I was ignoring him, which was perfectly natural because I didn’t set my away message. He had no way of knowing I wasn’t there to respond.
Things I’ve Learned
Set your instant messaging away message when you’re not at your computer in order to avoid pissing people off. It’s happened before and I should have learned by now.
So, I apologize to anyone I’ve offended by not responding to an IM message. I’ll try to remember to set my away message in the future.
Consider me chastened.