What to say when they type “??”

When it comes to texting, there’s nothing more frustrating than receiving a cryptic message from someone, leaving you wondering what they meant. You know, the infamous ? or ??. It’s like they’re leaving you hanging, waiting for you to decipher their message.

One of the most effective ways to handle this situation is to acknowledge their message and ask for clarification.

What do you mean by that?

Can you elaborate on that?

I’m not sure what you’re getting at, can you explain?

By asking open-ended questions, you’re showing that you’re interested in understanding their perspective and willing to engage in a conversation.

Another approach is to add a bit of humor to the situation.

Haha, you’re being super cryptic today, what’s going on?

Codebreaker mode activated! care to share what you meant?

I think I need a decoder ring to understand that, can you give me a hint?

This lighthearted approach can help lighten the mood and create a more relaxed atmosphere, making it easier for the other person to open up.

If you’re dealing with a friend or someone you’re close to, you can opt for a more playful response.

What’s going on, mysterious one?

Ooh, intrigue! spill the beans!

Intriguing, but not very helpful can you give me more context?

This approach can help set a more casual tone and make the conversation more enjoyable.

However, if you’re dealing with someone you don’t know very well, or in a professional setting, it’s better to keep your response concise and to the point.

Could you please clarify your message?

Can you provide more context about that?

I’m not sure I understand, can you rephrase that?

Remember, the goal is to acknowledge their message and show that you’re willing to engage in a conversation. By using open-ended questions, adding a touch of humor, or keeping your response concise, you can turn a cryptic message into a meaningful conversation.

In conclusion, when faced with a mysterious ? or ??, don’t panic! Take a deep breath, and respond in a way that suits the situation. Whether you choose to add humor, ask clarifying questions, or keep it concise, the key is to show that you’re interested in understanding the other person’s perspective. And who knows, you might just turn a confusing message into a great conversation starter!

Be kind ❤

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