I'm getting the sense from some of my friends that I am being too picky. I am debating this premise. Text boy texted me last night, at 10:45 just as I was drifting off to sleep, about something on TV. Text boy has been told a) I really, really despise texting. It is overly arduous for very little return. AND b) I go to bed at 10:00 or 10:30, and I only answer the phone after 10:30 if I value you more than sleep. Which is not a status people earn after a date or two. YET, even after having broken up with me because I was so demanding as to need 8 hours to work and 8 hours to sleep every day, he's STILL infiltrating sleep hours, only now without any hope or promise of any benefit for me here.
I am also having a bit of a grump about someone I went out with last weekend never calling me back. And by "bit of a grump," I might actually mean existential crisis.
I just think that somewhere between never calling, and getting text messages at work and late at night, there is a happy middle ground. A sane realm where people converse with one another during reasonable evening and weekend hours. Text boy dumped me not really because I didn't write, it was because I didn't respond to his 2:30 PM e-mails immediately. (Though I did write him back in the e-mail that night.)
Lately I have had a spate of people interested in me who think they are more important that normal sleep and work hours. One guy who I would have otherwise been very interested in because he was so gosh-darned cute actually e-mailed my BOSS to get my contact info. A cute butt can overcome many sins, as Pance says, but not getting me fired.
All I am asking for here is a little social intelligence. Am I crazy? Because I'm starting to wonder if maybe my standards need revision or something.