He is absolutely without a doubt playing games with me over text. We are 30!
There is no doubt about it that it's all a game. He was not always like this, either.
What he's been doing is ignoring me until the next day and acting like nothing is amiss. We will get to talking and he will just drop off the face of the earth until the next day, around 24 hours later I'll get a response.
I was just talking about something heavy with him (my mother had a recent health issue) and I know he will ask me a question tomorrow evening.
It pisses me off so much. It's all a game. And so far I've just been answering him, not taking forever like him or anything.
Should I just tell him I am not even going to bother answering him because I don't think he actually cares? Or tell him he's giving me the vibe he doesn't want to talk and he shouldn't feel he has to? (I know that's not true though)
He is so predictable. One thing I bet he doesn't realize is I will drop him so fast and never look back if I need to. He's abusing my kindness amidst his little game he's playing.
I've tried not texting him as it has been suggested to me, and he always comes around, then disappears when he knows he's still "got" me.
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Electronic communication may have gotten the bulk of its infrastructure from the concern that the Russians were going to fire and we would need to know on the double, but since then it has largely ended up being a tool to keep people shackled ahem I mean "more productive" *cough* *cough* so that they can respond to the whims and needs of their employers. Even on Saturday. I make it a point to check these communications only once every two weeks, and if it all possible, make myself completely unreachable except for those with the energy to actually dial my number. They all seem to remember this last step when their computers need fixing, so I know they can do it.
So how does this relate to your question?
It relates, just like about any other possibility, because at the end of the day you really don't know. You might think you know, but your question has not revealed any information to suggest that you actually do (although you can add your gameplaying evidence in an update or a comment later, I suppose). The guy might be jerking your chain. He might also wish he could toss his phone into the river.
My advice is simple. C.A.L.L. H.I.M.