What is with texting????

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Damummis, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    Why is it that people feel that if they are being texted that it is SO much more important than the person that is face to face with you.

    I have been in conversations with people who are constantly texting. It drives me nuts. I don't even have texting on my phone because of this. Would you allow a person to interrupt your conversation with someone else? I know I wouldn't without saying "excuse me".

    Just a personal opinion but I think from now on I am just going to walk away....................
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    When an entire generation has arthiritis in their thumbs, they'll see the light. Personally, I think texting is ridiculous. Can't anyone even leave home without a dadburn phone stuck to their ear (or thumbs)? What's an answering machine for anyway? I don't want to be reached anywhere, anytime. I dumped my cell phone a little while after quitting real estate. Never want to see one again. I feel the same way about call-waiting unless it's a dire emergency.
  3. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009
    I agree 100%. What the heck did we do in the "old days"?
    It has gotten so bad that my kids want me to have my cell phone on while I am in the garden because I don't hear the house phone ring.

    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    I know, I think it's awful rude to answer a call etc, when you are having a conversation. I also think it's rude when you are paying for something and the cashier answers the phone, at least put them on hold, I was here first.

    I'm to the point where I will keep interrupting until they get back to me. I'm real tired of rude. I would answer my cell only if I really was waiting for an important call, like the doc or my kids.

    I think it's becoming a society of people having time to talk but not to listen. Look at facebook-all talk about themself, very little return comment.
  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I love the fact DW texts me instead of calling. I can get away with O.K. on the text. If she calls, my ear gets tired. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Sorry, but when you are waiting on a VERY important answer, by all means I will put you on hold.

    If there's a family emergency, you WILL be put on hold.
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'm a guilty texter! I admit it! But I only have a 200 message plan that I try not to go over. Great for updtates on things that don't need immediate attention or short messages that don't require a full phone call.

    I like sending and receiving texts like: "I'll be at so and so place between x and y" or "will be back in town from date to date" or "at the fort" or "don't need a ride, already somewhere". No need to interrupt someone to tell them short things. It's like email at your fingertips for those who don't have a smart phone.
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Don't have n e idea what u r talking about [​IMG]
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I think it's funny (=sad) seeing the teenagers walk down the street not looking where they are going, staring into their phones.
  10. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    I get annoyed that many people will answer a text, but not the phone! Do they really think they're saving time? I mean, I try to get a hold of DD, and get the "I'm not available" message, only to have her call me back 10 seconds later (I don't text - I just have a Trac Phone for emergencies). I don't get it...[​IMG]

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