E2 lastSaid() error

my E2 chip is completely incapable of performing lastSaid() it just ignores the fact that that is written in.
i even came down to the simplest i could think of codes to try to prove it can read SOMETHING from over there.
i tried:
print:lastSaid()
i even tried outputting the text to a text screen but it still doesn’t read it, keep in mind that all of these were tried with even interval(10) and runOnChat(1) both with no response