Please Don't Say Just Hello In Chat

2010-07-19 12:32:12 you: Hi 2010-07-19 12:32:15 co-worker: Hello. # CO-WORKER WAITS WHILE YOU PHRASE YOUR QUESTION 2010-07-19 12:34:01 you: I'm working on [something] and I'm trying to do [etc...] 2010-07-19 12:35:21 co-worker: Oh, that's [answer...] It's as if you called someone on the phone and said "Hi!" and then put them on hold!