I'm sorry if this fact bothers you, but just because it's a good time for you to call or text me, does not mean that it's a good time for me. I feel absolutely ZERO obligation to answer my phone just because it's ringing.
This does not mean that I don't like you, that I'm ignoring you, or any of the other 30 worst conclusions you may jump to. It simply means my attention is focused elsewhere & you will need to wait.
If I'm out shopping with my grandma, unless you're my mom, I probably won't answer.
If I'm studying, even if you are my mom, I may not answer.
If I am sitting alone in my apartment enjoying a book, unless I'm quite confident you are more entertaining than the daily delve, it's not likely I'll answer.
I know this attitude puts many of you out. But understand that I did not get a cell phone so that you could have 24/7 access to me. Somedays, I simply turn it off altogether (a very liberating feeling!)
It may take me longer than you'd like, but I WILL get back to you.