I will sometimes text Nick to ask if he wants to get together for lunch. Hours later he might email me, "Hey wanna get together for lunch?" I will then reply somewhat testily, "Umh, yeah. I texted you hours ago." He will then reply, "Oh yeah, there it is!"
Or sometimes I will email Nick to ask if he wants to get together for lunch and he will reply, "Umh, yeah. You didn't check your voice mail?"
Usually it works out and we end up meeting at the Amsterdam Gates at noon and going for our usual cheap Chinese. But sometimes we never do manage to connect, and we end up drinking coffee and reading alone, sad to miss our weekly lunch.
Today at least was a good day, and I am heading out momentarily to track him down at the gates.