This does not begin to unpack the feeling, the flavor, or the intention of the request when I make it.
It is pragmatic. It is courteous.
Sometimes people get mad at me for not knowing something because they sent it to me by text or email or chat. Sometimes I get mad at people for the same reason. But the thing is. We cannot assume that everyone on the planet lives their life waiting to hear from us. Sometimes they are. Especially now that so many of us carry so many networked devices with us. But carrying it doesn't mean that the other person is or should be glued to it. They might be eating a strawberry or making love or watching a movie. They might be taking a much needed nap or working or savoring a moment of silence. They might be talking to other people, face to face. They might be basking in sunlight.