Good grief, I have never in my life seen anyone get their panties in a wad this bad over a missed message.
I missed the page from my wife when she gave birth and she didn't get this freakin mad!
I always answer E-mail first, right after I turn my computer on, every day E-mail comes first. Next time I will let that be known, I am used to the set up of other boards where IM is NOT an option. What hacks me off about this is that you and I have already talked about it via E-mail, but you're still showing your butt.