Thursday, September 11, 2008

Don't be a texting whore.

I read this post over on Confessions of a Cohabitant today, and it made me think of a friend of mine who is constantly texting. All the time. Hundreds, possibly even thousands, of text messages a day. Her phone is constantly within reach, and at the longest, she'll go five minutes without texting. It's a problem.

In a bar for a friend's birthday? Texting. In a movie theater? Texting. At work? Texting. Driving? Texting.

It bugs the crap out of me.

Because she is NEVER 100% there. Not paying attention. Distracted. And it makes you feel like she doesn't really give a shit about hanging out with you. That there's always somewhere else she'd rather be.

It makes me wish that "unlimited texting" plans were never created. Maybe if it cost $45-60/day she would cut it the fuck out.

5 comments:

CageQueen said...

Ohmigawd! I am soooo guilty of this. I never stopped to think it made people feel like I am emotionally checked out. I shall try and curb it. I send on average, 1000+ texts a month. Usually more. CageQueen=sick.

Demonic Blonde said...

I snickered when reading the title of this. Just wanted to share. :)

chris. said...

I think texting is probably my least favorite form of communication.

Allison M. said...

I'm guilty of being a text fanatic. However, I will completely point it out when a person is crossing in the whore area. You believe me.

Alex said...

oh.... I am probably a texting whore. But I don't read or respond to texts when I'm talking to someone or at the movies or anything. Unless a third party is trying to find us. Honest!