i do have a life but i am sorry thats basic etiquette if you read a message than you are ready to reply. if you are not in the mood to reply busy then you dont check your phone
Is that so?
If it is, then that's stupid.
I get texts all the time that I read, and don't respond right away.
If someone asks me a question, like when, where, why, how, I will probably have to figure something out first in order to respond to them.
I check my phone when I hear I got a text to see if it's something I have to attend to immediately or not.
In fact, that's the number one thing I like about texting. I can think about how I want to respond, and it's in my control if/when/how I'll respond.
The opposite is true too. I send a text, I certainly don't expect anyone to drop everything. They'll get back to me in their time.
Anyway, that's how adults do it.