I have a bad habit.
Well, many of them actually, but for the sake of time I am only going to outline one of them for you now. Consider this a blanket apology (albeit a sincere, mass apology) for the many who have suffered at my hand, and a pledge to reform.
When I receive correspondence- be it email, blog comments, a phone message, or a letter, I receive it with great anticipation and then immediately respond.
In my head.
This mostly applies to email. I will read it and then quickly respond with "ha ha ha that's so funny", or "yes I agree we should totally do that" or something similar. Then I'm done and done.
In my mind, I have responded and fulfilled my side of the verbal transaction and I am satisfied.
Except later when it occurs to me that I did not actually respond, I just had a conversation with myself in my head that the correspondent was not privy to. So I keep the email in my inbox, fully expecting to come back to it. Then a few days pass. Sometimes weeks, occasionally months. Sometimes I will eventually get to it and fulfill a real response which I actually send. Often it just gets deleted after so much time has passed and it seems irrelevant.
But remember, in my head, we actually had that conversation.
You just don't know about it.