You are totally not going to believe me, but I have never sent a text message. Seriously! Actually, I tried to once and ended up texting myself so I gave up. I can't seem to find the letters fast enough, and it seems my clumsy fingers are too big to manage the keys properly. I often wonder how women do it with fake nails. When I actually get to witness this small miracle, I have to marvel.
Now, seriously, I have no idea how to even do it! I honestly don't see the point, really. And why is it even called "texting" -- it sounds like it shouldn't even be a word! Texting seems like just another way to cheat people out of a conversation. The more technology develops, the less human contact we get. It's really sad, I think. I got an email on my birthday last year that said, "Happy Birthday! Thinking of you!" And I remember thinking, "sure, whatever" and rolling my eyes. A nice phone call would have been nice, but then they would actually have to talk to me. Oh, dear! Heaven forbid!
Everywhere I go, I see heads hunched, eyes glued to the little devices. People can manage in every position possible: driving, bike riding, skateboarding... I even saw a guy texting while making out with his girlfriend. Now THAT takes talent!
I guess now, everyone is doing stuff right from their cell phones. Twitter is a big thing. I don't know why. I use it to advertise my blog posts so people will come over to check it out. But I am beginning to think no one really cares that much. My little daily tweet gets lost in many other tweets. Most of the people who follow me, and I in turn follow them -- I don't know why, because I don't know them -- send their messages via their cell phones. Some of them do a million a day. No, joke. I want to say, "ummm do you have a life?" But I don't want to be rude, I mean, there may be a lot of people out there who really do want to know every time they go potty, or every bite they eat. I know thousands who might want to know all about their hygiene and every time they change a diaper. I just don't get it? Can anyone explain this to me?
Back to texting. I saw a tween, no older then 11 with a cell phone the other day, texting at 100 miles an hour. Fingers moving at the speed of light, I barely saw them! Now, when did she find the time to learn how to do that? People wonder why kids are flunking out of school these days. Instead of hiding in the closet with the phone, like I did as a kid, they spend hours texting buddies. I just don't get it. And have you heard about that new study? That texting is actually causing kids to have not only bad grammar, but they can't spell, and their English is atrocious! I just don't see the appeal of it?
There is no substitute for hearing my Ben's sexy baritone voice on the phone.
I think they should teach texting etiquette. There is nothing more annoying than talking to someone, their phone beeps, they look, give a little chuckle, and respond -- all while I am trying to talk to them. Or when I am sitting in church services and the teenager in front of me is texting away to her friends. Talk about a lack of respect! And even worse when I am the one teaching the lesson! Makes me wish I wear heels. I fantasize myself a strong woman who grabs the cell phone away and crushes it under my high heel. I don't like to think about the consequences, thus it stays only a fantasy.
Do you think it could cause carpal tunnel? Maybe people will develop hunch-backs from it... Not to mention all the other unsavory things I won't go into that people are doing on cell phones these days...
As for myself, I am boycotting texting. We actually had our phones blocked. Don't get me wrong, though, I love my cell phone as much as the next gal. But I also love people! I love to talk and listen. I enjoy human contact, talking face to face. Nothing trumps a Birthday phone call and you can't text homemade cookies!
Believe it or not, I lived this long without certain technology, I think I can do it for much longer! Are you with me!!?? No? Why not? You LIKE texting? You think I am out of touch? Well, maybe I am. Oh, bother!