Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Texting

I haven’t been on the texting bandwagon for long. The whole process takes entirely too much time in my opinion. I hate having to punch a key 3 times to be able to get the letter I want. I also have no idea what the abbreviation is for some of the words so I end up typing them all out…which takes FOREVER. Jay though has been texting for quite some time. After a very irritating phone bill last November concerning a wedding and a Razorback game we added a texting package to his phone. It really was necessary though, because of the number of kids who text him about practice times and what not. Believe me I’d much rather have the kids texting him than calling our house, especially when its midnight before they realize they don’t know what times the bus leaves the next morning.

This past week I finally broke down and added a texting package to my phone. I’ve learned that if I need to tell Jay something during the day I’m much more likely to get a response from a text instead of leaving him a message on his phone or sending an e-mail. So the smallest package is $5 for 200 texts a month. Since I was paying about that much a month for individual texting, it seemed like a good deal. The only problem is I think Jay and I have reached the point where our age and technology are not coinciding very well. You know how husbands and wives have that special way of communicating, they will have many of the same thoughts, they can finish each others sentences, they know what the other one is going to say before they say it. That has all gone out the window with us when it comes to texting. Our conversations are actually quite painful. This is our texting from today….

Me: Do u have pt conf 2night or tomorrow? I looked @ hs cal and im confused

Jay: Tonight @ 6:45

Me: I know that. Im asking about u. Cal shows Wed night.

Jay: Yes I do

Me: (If I could’ve figured out how to do all caps it would’ve been ALL CAPS) 2night or tomorrow. U r hard 2 communicate with by text!

Jay: Yes tonight and that is it. Can we all say Amen brother

Does anyone know what we were trying to ask each other? Can you tell we were both confused? Geez, I prefer a phone conversation when were trying to figure out our schedules.

5 comments:

charity said...

Yes, it's easy. J has pt conf 2night, but the cal shows Wed- + u
h8 texting- rite?

charity said...

Yes, it's easy. J has pt conf 2night, but the cal shows Wed- + u
h8 texting- rite?

charity said...

Apparently I can’t leave comments so don’t feel bad that you don’t have the texting thing down!

Anonymous said...

It's as though Charity mmust spend a lot of time texting also. I understood all she wrote except for the - and +. Do you know what that means??? Texting is just too complicated for me. I would much rather talk to someone.
Mom.

Anonymous said...

In the time it takes me to type out what I want, I could have made the call and finished my business. I refuse to use short cuts too- I always have to type the word out! But it is convenient for the times I need to say "Call me when you have a free second". . . . Good luck as you venture farther into the texting world.

Leslie