Saturday, April 14, 2007

What is it With the Texting?

I have about had it with the text messaging.

I finally told FF not to send me any more. If he has something to say, I instructed him to write it down in a letter or send me an email. There are several things about the texting that annoy me. First of all, it costs me fifteen cents each time I send or receive one. A phone call, on the other hand, is free because I have oodles of minutes and rollover on top of that. If I decide to respond I have to type using the number key pad, which is a royal pain in the ass.

I'm thinking it might be a guy thing. Do they think they are avoiding a long phone conversation? Because believe it or not, I generally don't want to get stuck on the phone for an extended period of time either.

It was bad enough having FF and Tooters (a male friend from high school that I recently reconnected with via My Space who used to drive by my parents' house and toot his horn to say hi all the time) constantly texting me, but then I got a message from Old Phish Friend last night asking if I wanted to have drinks with him and his friends tonight. Ugh.

I don't want to get on this bandwagon at all. See the send button, People? Dial my number and then hit it please. I promise not to trap you on the line.


BerryBird said...

Obviously I know doody about cell phones, not having one, but it seems like there ought to be a way to block text messages completely. Just not reading them is not a good solution, because they are still there and you'll worry they might be important. You need some kind of default, "this phone does not accept text messages," sort of response. Only not that you pay for, just to disable it completely.

Nicole said...

Not a fan of text messaging either. Plus, I am pathetically slow at writing them, but then I am not 16 either.

Jenny F. Scientist said...

Yet one more proof that our generation is *not* part of the 'brain-eating-alien-headpiece-with-blinking-light' group. Seriously. Ever read 'The Puppet Masters'?

Beth said...

I like texting. It's the only way my 20-year-old niece will communicate. I have a dear friend in Portland; we use it to tell little things, which works when the other is asleep.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I despise text messaging. Luckily, it costs me nothing to receive or read them, only to answer them, and mostly I refuse.