Since school ended for the summer, our daughter has been wanting to spend time with her friends, which is natural. Every other day it seems, I'm making half a dozen phone calls to various friends and neighbours. Almost every call I've made has gone to voice mail, and I can count on one hand the number of times people have responded.
I can forgive things like being on vacation, being out for the day, dealing with a new baby, or having other plans. But when you notice that you do have a message, at least call me back and suggest an alternate time when our kids can play together. Don't leave me hanging and upset my daughter by not replying to my messages.
At this point I've given up calling, and our daughter just has to find some new friends to play with. If people won't return calls I consider them very rude and they're not really "friends" anyway.
However I do suspect that certain people are deliberately ignoring us because our daughter has been having an attitude lately, and nobody wants to deal with a bratty child. Even so, they could still reply to my messages and tell me that they have a problem with her. That's way better than silence.