Texting

Maybe I’m old school, but I like to text a quick note only. Let you know I’m on my way or I’m thinking of you. But if I want to ‘talk’ then I don’t like to do it via texting. Maybe it’s the fact that autocorrect writes the craziest stuff that I don’t catch until after I’ve pushed ‘send’ which can be really embarrassing! Or that I have had texts taken the wrong way because you don’t know the intonation of the speaker or writer. Example: Are you joking? Or are you being bratty? And depending on the mood the receiver’s in, there can be a ton of misunderstandings unless it’s something simple and kind.

I have friends who like to text…a lot! And I’m not ok with it so I will pick up the phone to talk with them and they’re like, I was texting you. Yeah, I get it but I don’t want to read paragraphs when we could have a quick chat and be done. :). I hate watching those bubbles and waiting for the letters to appear!

Am I so out of the loop? Obviously you can tell I’m 50+ because I prefer that person to person contact more than texting. Are you ok with it? Do you write/text paragraphs too? Do you get annoyed with people like me to who will call mid-text instead of texting the full conversation?

As LA says, Discuss….

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22 Responses to Texting

  1. TJ Fox says:

    I’m not a huge fan of texting. I do fine having text based conversations like on my blog or other online platforms (though you still sometimes can’t get across tone), but something about texting specifically drives me up a wall. Part of that is because I hate trying to type out what I want to say on that tiny little keyboard (that and mine absolutely screws with what I hit and consistently inputs the wrong letter). Part is because I just enjoy having an actual spoken conversation. I do think part of that is age and it is part of how we grew up, but my daughter isn’t a lot different.

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    • janieleeds says:

      My kids are more likely to pick up a phone than to text, although there is a time and place that texting works best. I’m glad we’re not the only ones and good for your daughter. Don’t even get me started on the abbreviations though in texting. JK -Just Kidding….for example. Or Tx – thanks. I don’t get why one can’t just type out thanks, but then again, I guess I’m really old school! LOL

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  2. I’m midlife and prefer texting snippets and longer convos in email. I hate phonecalls. Would rather talk in person. I even removed voicemail…πŸ™ƒ

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  3. Dwight Hyde says:

    I’m 50/50 depending on my mood and who it is that’s texting. I’m horrible typing on my phone, so yes like you I like quick short communications. If I have the time and in the mood to chat I much prefer picking up the phone. It’s interesting this is the same thing at my workplace. Most of my younger coworkers like to txt over Microsoft Teams. It’s riduculous when you’re going back and forth trying to determine what the other person is asking…when making a Teams call is so much easier : )

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    • janieleeds says:

      I’m with you Dwight! It’s amusing to me how everyone has their own thoughts on it! And yes, it absolutely depends on who I’m texting with whether I’d prefer to talk on the phone or just continue the texting…have a great day!

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  4. Ainsobriety says:

    I hate talking on the phone. I usually don’t answer.
    I prefer texting, or in person.
    I love a nice text chat while I’m watching a game, etc. I often use voice text. It does occasionally make some funny mistakes.

    I’m 49.

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    • janieleeds says:

      Not even to 50 yet Anne? Lucky you!! I haven’t tried voice text. I will have to look into it because I don’t seem to be able to type without mistakes or autocorrect changing everything on my cell phone. LOL I promise I won’t call you to have a chat! πŸ™‚ I hope you have a great day! Thanks for your input!

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      • Ainsobriety says:

        Ha ha
        I’ll be 50 in December!
        My eyesight is definitely showing my age! I need reading glasses.

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      • janieleeds says:

        Happy early birthday! I can’t wait to cheer you when you turn 50, but enjoy every second of 49! It’s only a number anyway, but still….
        I’ve been wearing glasses/contacts since 40 and lately have to wear readers on top of the contacts for the tiny writings. Ugh!

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      • Ainsobriety says:

        I’ve worn contacts since I was 13. Lol
        My distance vision is extremely poor.
        I have tried a few feel multifocal contacts, but I can’t seem to make them work for me.
        I take pictures of things and zoom in, lol.
        If I wear my glasses instead of my contacts I’m ok.
        It seems so unfair to be blind far away and up close!

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      • janieleeds says:

        That’s a bummer Anne! I do the same with the photos and zoom!! LOL. I found a great work around as well! πŸ™‚

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  5. petespringerauthor says:

    There are certain situations where a text is much simpler, but I also prefer talking to my friends on the phone. Writing LOL is not in the same class as laughing with a friend.

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  6. JoJo says:

    Oh controversial! πŸ˜‰ I don’t think this is an age thing as much as a personality type thing

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  7. kindfeelings says:

    Phone calls are better than texts but linking up in real life is the best.

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