Friday, December 5, 2008

Anti-Text Attitude

I don't have a Blackberry. I don't have an iPhone. I don't have an iPod. But I still consider myself fairly tech savvy, meaning I would know how to use those gadgets if I had them. I have a plain 'ol cell phone that is my only phone. And I keep up on the internet with my email and Facebook. But I don't text. In fact, I refuse to text.

It started out as a financial issue. I didn't want to pay extra for it. I was on a very lean budget. Plus, I could just as easily call the person and tell them what I wanted instead of forking out an extra ten cents a message or buy a text package when I already had wasted minutes I was paying for. I'm not saying I've never texted because I did at one point. And I'll admit, every once in awhile, I wish I could text someone a quick note that I don't think deems a full on conversation. But my biggest reason for not texting is it's annoying to me.

People have become slaves to their cell phones. They check them every few seconds to see if so and so replied back to them. Or maybe a whole bunch of so and so's. I'm extremely irritated by people who text while they're with other people. It's fine if you're saying, "Hey, we're at the bar, meet us here." Something short and sweet. It's the ongoing conversation that someone has with their fingers that lingers for several minutes while you're sitting face to face with the person trying to talk to them. Enough already, put the thing down. Look at me!

I'm sorry if I've offended anyone but I felt an explanation for my anti-text attitude was needed. I don't care if you do it. Go at it. Just don't expect me to reply to any messages because I don't have the capability. Besides, after this blog, you probably don't want to send me any messsages anyway!

1 comment:

Rachel Folz said...

R U a cranky old lady? JK. I hate talking on the phone so texting is just easier for me.