I’m saving today’s topic for Sunday, so I thought I’d go back through some of my draft topics to find something to post. This one appealed.
I’m a texter, pure and simple – talking on the phone takes so much energy (more than seeing someone in person) so I’d rather have a conversation via text. I like multi-tasking so being able to watch TV, read or just generally relax and text at the same time. I feel strange talking to someone on the phone when I’m in my pjs; but not if I’m texting.
Texting used to be much more popular and I always seemed to have a constant stream of texts over a day which I loved – great for the ME because I could rest and go back to a conversation later in the day, picking up where I left off. Now though with Facebook, Twitter etc my texts have dried up a little 😦 Somehow communication via the internet just isn’t the same, somehow I find it less personal.
I believe in text-iquet – that there should be a code of conduct when it comes to answering texts, or any type of alert. I hate it when you’re with someone and they stop mid conversation to look at a text, it’s even worse if they then reply to the text while you’re waiting to continue the conversation. There’s that awkward silence while you look round the room and try not to get bored. If you’re in somebody else’s house it’s even worse because you feel like you’re being nosey. I understand that sometimes you’re waiting on an urgent message and it’s important to take it – I have no problem with that, it’s the everyday conversation that the person will continue via text which annoys me. The way they’ll smile at something in the text and you’re left wondering what on earth is so funny? Ok maybe it’s just that I am nosey; but I hate feeling like I’m missing out on something! If you’re talking to me, talk to me. If you’re texting someone then wait until we’ve finished.
Rant over… didn’t realise I was going there when I stated!