I love texting.
Call me Textasaurus Rex. Or Tyrannosaurus Text. Your choice. But I love
texting. Love it, love it, love it. It's about 4,000 times easier than
making an actual phone call. (Phone call? What's that,
you dinosaur?) It's convenient ("What time r u gonna be home?" "7"). And
it takes the awkwardness out of communicating via cell with people
you're not besties with. (Have you ever been nervous to send a text?
But still. There are a few annoying habits people engage in while texting -- and here r 7 of thm.
Using "Y" or "N" for "yes" or "no".
I admit, I've done this, but it's f*cking ridiculous. I mean, how hard
is it to type "es" or "o"? I know we're all busy, but come on.
The ridiculously long text. Like I said, I'm all
about texting, but if what you're writing goes into three long separate
texts, just call. It'll probably be quicker.
The text that says, "Just left you a message."
You're probably not answering your phone for a reason -- be it you're
busy, or you just don't want to. You'll get around to calling back when
you get around to calling back. And it's kind of a trick, because if you
text back, the person knows you're there and dodged their call.
The million texts in a row before you get a chance to respond. Ever pick up your phone and realize you have, like, 10 texts -- from the same person? That's annoying!
The Emoji-obsessed texter.Emojis
are cute, and sometimes, they can get a point across better than actual
words can (which is really sad). But when you start sending messages
that contain a pill, a girl dancing, a bunny, and a bowl of
ramen-looking soup, you have a problem.
Using abbreviations to the point of making your text unreadable.
There are the classics: "U" instead of "you"; "idk" instead of "I don't
know"; "OMG" for -- what does that even stand for anymore? But then
there are the texts that are literally nothing but abbrevs. Stp tht.
See? You probably didn't even know what I said there! I said: Stop that!
Having texting be your only form of communication. Texting is convenient, but come on guys, let's not all turn into a bunch of voiceless drones with robo-fast thumbs.
Getting pointless txt at 3 am when I'm sleeping. A girl we know txt us "Happy Birthday to ME!!" at 3 am on her birthday, we aren't even friends with her and she sends us pictures of her kids and other crap, all at night.
I have one friend that is neurotic and she'll blow up my phone. I have a newborn (9 days old) and I haven't been as text-active lately because I'm preoccupied (she has a child already, so she understands) but the other day I woke up for a 3am feeding and had 27 texts.
TWENTY FRICKIN SEVEN!!!!
She started telling me about a fight between her and her bf, then progressed to ask about how my newborn is, then asked why I was ignoring her, then asked "hello?!" in five or six messages, then I had two missed calls from her, then more messages. Seriously. Three in the dang morning.
For me it's shortening words. In the era of the old school phones where you had to press 2 4 times to type a "c" the abbreviations made sense. Now...not so much. Almost everyone has a qwerty keyboard. It takes a millisecond more time to type "you" instead of U.
My biggest pet peeve is when someone texts me something like "how r u doin 2day?" I actually filter out potential dates this way.