Ask Angela : Texting Girls Back


Ask Angela

Dear Edmond Fitzgerald,

First off, I love the name. Famous ships always make good anonymous identities! So, you want to know about the phenomenon that occurs when you don’t text a girl back right away and she overreacts. Well, like a quarter, there are two sides to every story. As a girl, I know exactly what it feels like when you like a guy and the whole, “I want him to text me first. Oh my gosh, he’s not texting me back, he must not like me. Sad face.” Girls often want to feel like they are the only thing on your mind, when its really not possible especially as a young adult.

For me this changed once I started working and going to college. It is when I realized that life is busy and hectic. I understood that you can’t always get back to someone as quickly as you would like to. So I understand where you’re coming from entirely. It is probably a good sign that the girl likes you, however, she just might not be as mature yet. If this is a girl you are interested in, I would say give her some time maybe she will grow out of it. If she does get upset, just apologize and tell her you were busy, most girls should understand this.

The other thing you asked about was what side I would fight for in the Civil War if I was able to travel back in time. That is a really good question and for the majority of my life I probably would have said the North. When you learn about the Civil War in school the South is made out to look really bad. My perspective changed somewhat when I read the book, Gone With the Wind in high school. Granted, it is a fictitious story, but you really get a taste of what the southerners were thinking and how they actually treated the African Americans. It seemed that the Carpetbaggers that flooded the South after the war were more prejudice toward them than some of the previous slave holders were. As I said before, there are two sides to every story and to be completely honest I don’t support either side. It is a noble cause to want to hold onto your way of life, yet at the same time the slave labor they used was immoral and corrupt. The one and only thing I appreciated about Scarlett O’Hara was her idea that the war was foolish and a waste of resources. I believe the author, Margaret Mitchell, was correct in saying that, “All wars are in reality money squabbles.” Which is something petty I would not wish to support.

Best of luck to you with your girl issues and if you ever need more advice (or want to hear my commentary on any other historical event) you can always ask me another question.