I used to hate emailing or texting Husband because his responses were so sparse (Definitely a man thing) in comparison to the thoughtful (<-- long-winded) emails I would send him. But after awhile, I learned just to get to the point.
(Thought I'd share this pretty view from my "office," for no reason...)
And maybe that is what we ladies need to do, instead of making our husbands guess or test their mind-reading abilities, just be short and to the point instead of dancing around for answers (or compliments.)
Anyway, here's an email I saved, well, just because...
From: Suzanne [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 10:10 AM
Subject: Please answer these questions
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2013 10:17 AM
To: Suzanne [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]