Texting Is GR8!


phone   Is anyone else as bad at texting as I am? It doesn’t help that it is the ONLY way to get a hold of me because I NEVER answer phone calls. Why? Well, I don’t care for people very much so I don’t want to spend countless hours (ok, it’s minutes but it feels like hours) making idle chit chat. I figure if they have to leave a message they will get to the point and fast. Text it. I will answer. Alright, probably not right away. If the volume on the phone is actually on (seldom), I will see the message. I read it and in my head I reply with the answer. The problem is, I don’t actually text the answer. Then, the kids are yelling because they tried to see if a stuffed animal could swim in the toilet, a ball went through a window or they need cheese-its now. I get distracted. I forget that I didn’t answer because in my head, I have already addressed it. I finally have one moment of clarity between dirty diapers and heaps of laundry. I think was that conversation over? Then I check the phone and realize I still need to answer and it is 3 to 6 hours later (and often late at night). I finally answer and people are irritated that I have ignored them for so long. I wasn’t ignoring you, I just didn’t exactly answer you out loud.

Sometimes I don’t understand the text messages I receive so I don’t know HOW to answer. I don’t respond to a bunch of letters and numbers all mixed together posing as words. I NEED the words. Then, there are those messages that you read and think Ok. But I ‘m not going to respond with just an Ok, that is rude. I assume that you understand that I think Ok or I would have answered back with a different response. Texting. Very young children excel at it everywhere. 40 year olds everywhere are flubbing it up.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Leave a Reply