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I Frkng H8 Txt Msging

grundletaint

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so i meet this girl at a coffee shop on sunday. things go really well, we're both transplants from VA, similar interests, blah blah blah....

she gave me her number to call her to go out. called her tuesday evening (i know, election night, etc.) and left a message, not really expecting a call back that night. weds morning comes and i get a text from her. now i'm trying to set up friday night via a bunch of fucking text messages. it's taking 2 days to do what a 5 minute phone call could have accomplished.

what is with everyone and this damn texting? even my dad sends them constantly, and he's an old-ass man. he'll call, get my voicemail, hang up, and send a text immediately that says "call me."

fuck. my thumbs hurt.
 
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Personally, I love texting and even made my decision to buy an LG Voyager when it hit the market based on my love of texting. The only thing about texting that annoys me even the slightest is a few people I know insist on using shorthand for everything, like two 14 year olds in an AOL chat room.
 

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I don't text (and have conditioned acquaintances not to text me), but there is this confounded device I have called a blackberry that really makes this no better.
 

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I say with pride that I've only sent 3 texts in my life, which is unbelievable given how overboard many people I know go with it.
 

Thomas

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Y U h8 on teh txts?
 

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I love texting, makes things much easier straight and to the point...
 

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I like texting if it is just for one question. But for those people who like to carry on conversations with it damn them.. Unfortunately girls that ive met love to text so it blows.
 

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I used to be a staunch non-texter. However I find that they do have their place. If you have to ask a quick question and you know the person is at work or some other event at which a phone call would be inappropriate or prohibitive is a situation where I find texting useful. However carrying a conversation via text messaging is a pain and not worth the time it takes to get your points across.
 

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I used to hate texting, but I don't anymore. It's useful sometimes, e.g. when you don't want to call just to ask a single question. If the conversation goes for more than 2 texts each way, I make the call.
 

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So just call her. In my experience texting is incredibly useful. Sometimes you just want to leave someone a quick message and not have to call.
 

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I find texting very useful, for the various reasons stated above. Ditto email on my BB. Even the built in IM function on the BB is great. My wife and I use it all the time, during the work day, as it's a non-intrusive way to pass information.

I du h8 txt chat ftw. ttyl bff
 

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why didn't you just call her up, if your not into the txting thing?
 

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i did call her but she turned it into a texting fiasco. now i have to wait for her response to the recent one and at that point i'm going to call, probably leave another message, and probably get a text response to it.
 

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I agree that the entire text messaging phenomenon is absurd. Aside from the obvious efficiency problems, it's often very rude. People seem to think it's perfectly within the limits of good manners to start texting during dinner.

Recently I was at dinner where two people started texting each other.
 

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