(quote) Marge-938695 said: You are (once again, old pal) over-thinking things.
Someone sends someone else a message, to which the party of the second part responds. That's smart business, and good manners, and "gettin' her done".
Too many CMers (I dunno why -- gun shy?) spend too much time thinking and not enough time doing.
My thought was largely for the doers who need to tone down the doing at certain critical moments. There are already plenty of complaints about the lack of doing and loads of advice about the "doings" needed to reduce this problem. Your words, "not enough time doing" add to the store of "more action" recommendations.
I did not intend to say that the admonitions about doing are not important, but I just want to point out a different need that less often mentioned. I'd guess that for many men it is more difficult to meet the need to be more passive at apprropriate times than it is to fulfill the requirement to be active most of the time.