Thursday, August 7, 2008

Tired of Texting

The era of texting is upon us and I am already sick of it. I first learned of the popularity of texting while over in Europe back in 2001. It hadnt really caught on in the US yet and wouldnt for some time so I remembered thinking it was weird and probably for people who couldnt afford the minutes to talk. Today it seems like everyone texts, probably because they do. At first, I liked it and thought it was convenient. But that was in situations like looking for someone at a bar or letting someone know your flight had landed. That is what texting is good for - a short notice or exchange of info.

Nowadays though I find myself getting into what I call "text conversations" with people and it really annoys me. I hate punching the damn buttons for multiple texts. Its just inconvenient. If we really need to have more than a 2-text exchange, why cant we just talk like normal humans? You know, just hit "send" and hash out whatever we are texting about in less than 2 minutes. Its so impersonal and cerebral. Then there are the people whose phone makes noise with every button pressed and every text sent and received. God, I loathe those people. They continue on with this for what seems like an eternity. "Beep beep-beep, beeeeeeeeep!"

I'm no exception either, well, except for the noise making part. However, Im weening myself off of the text message. I'm concentrating on keeping myself from falling into text conversations and when I see one forming I hit the send button and make a phone call instead. I like being a human, after all.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

When you find yourself getting into text conversation your next text should read something like "teic sedf eokir jikew."
The other person will call you back right away.

Blind Mind said...

haha, awesome!

Anonymous said...

If you want to leave a message rather than have a conversation, you can Jott them. I'm really bad at texting, so now I just talk and it comes out like a text on the receiver's end. I think you can even jott into your calendar now, but I haven't done it yet. Check out Jott.com for the setup. Best of all, its free.