I don’t know if this is just me or a sign of the times, or maybe both? I put an item on freecycle. For the unfamiliar, this is a site where you basically pass on for free your unwanted items to people who can make use of them. I have no issues with the initial/ general communications being via email. I was contacted and exchanged emails. “Can you provide address, I can get between 3 to 4pm. If I am delayed I will email you". My thinking aloud: Really? What is wrong with a quick call or text, or even a missed call. if you are are late for a 1 hr window? I don’t expect you to stick to a specific time-I’m not driving a train. I am happy to ensure I stay at home for one hour so that I am here just for you. If you are so unorganised & chaotic that you cannot keep a flexible 1hr window appointment, you don’t even have to phone or text me. Just send an email. I will keep my data or WiFi running on the phone. I’ll ensure I have the reading glasses close by, and will check emails constantly. Night cycler AKA Mr grumpy ??