One Weekend, two stories . . .
First a fess-up disclosure, and a little background: I Hate Texting, but I do it. I've discovered a couple of not-so-awful uses for it, and now that I use a Motorola / Verizon / Google Droid I can at least type instead of using that awful predicative-text T9 multi-keypress system. But still, I Hate Texting.
Friday night: I'm picking up a friend's daughter from an event. She had been dropped off several hours earlier and had traveled away from and back to the drop-off point on a bus. Here's the exchange:
ME: Where R U
HER: like here
ME: Doesn't tell me anything. Still on Bus?
ME: C'mon. Where.
HER: Where I was dropped off
Now, I'll be fair and say that "where I was dropped off" was a more clear reference that it sounded like to me when I read that. But please. "No" as a response to an attempt to locate or time someone's position?
I Hate Texting.
Here's story number two; an exchange with a person I'm on very much the same frequency as, I'm very connected to, and always speak with way better than well:
HER: I'm Home. Be here for a little bit and then heading back out.
ME: OK. Seeing Jane?
HER: Didn't call her
ME: So whatcha doin'?
ME: LOL. No, when you go out, silly!
This with my best friend in the world. My opposite half. Someone who was trying to be communicative about what she was doing so we could make plans. But texting breaks that. It just isn't designed to communicate anything real.
I Hate Teting
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The name says it all. Texting is a huge waste of time, aggravating, and costs money better put elsewhere. I Hate Texting, you hate texting, and many people hate texting.
Is texting evil? Not at all. Texting is simply . . . a bad way to
communicate! Instead of texting, you could be talking. Instead of texting,
you could be sending e-mail. Texting? No, thank you!
No, we aren't technology luddites . . . very much the opposite! But texting is just a waste of . . . everything . . . and rather than keeping people close it drives them apart. Anyone remember how to SPEAK anymore? No. Because you're busy texting.