I have been chatting with a friend on y messenger and notice that he would take some time to answer. The answer would be something like " yes" or "no". The thing is some times he would take awhile to type this. "Strange" i thought. Seems like anyway. Recently, Out of curiosity i ask how come he took such a long time to respond. He told me that he was chatting with another person at that time. Ive been chatting with this guy for awhile and he has never told me about this. After several chat sessions it occurred to me that he must have a habitual habit of doing this as there would be sometimes, to me, unexplained gaps of time between my comments and his replies. And yet at times he would be quick to answer, which I suspect we're times I was the only one he was chatting with. I have actually become quite upset that he is chatting to one other if not several people at the same time. Mind you I could careless. What my question is should he have at least out of courtesy just mention that this was happening? And, should I ask him on our next chat that if he is chatting with someone else please let me know so that I will "ttyl" him as I find it on my part disrespectful, he calls it multi-tasking. If we're having a serious chat I would like to know that I have all of his attention, as much as he has all of mine. (please don't conclude that this is a lovers jealousy or possessiveness or any fucken crap like that, it's not, it's about common courtesy) Or am I making a big deal about nothing, and this is common practice among chatters. I just liken this to having a phone conversation, while talking to a friend over coffee, at the same time on the computer chatting? Basically rude and disrespectful. How have others handle this or would if you experience it?