Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I'm going to say it because, I have been bothered by it and because this is my blog, I have the freedom to say what's on my mind and at times even vent. This time, I'm speaking about my disdain of texting.

While in meetings all last week in Kansas City, there was this person who wouldn't let go of the phone and was texting and chatting back and forth. Because this person sat by me it was very distracting and annoying at times. I wouldn have said something but it wasn't going to come out nice.

I often watch kids/teenagers even adults texting while engaging in conversation and/or even walking without looking up to see where they are going.

I love it when someone calls me instead of texting me a question or have a conversation! I'm not picking on anyone, but I truly do not have the patience and/or time to text. I love hearing your voice! That's pretty much what I feel. Texting doesn't allow me to hear your happiness, sadness, frustrations, anger, etc.

I'm never bother to answer the phone; yes, I'm may be busy with the girls and/or John but if I don't answer my phone, I will call you back!

There is even a page in facebook with people like me who hate texting! I'm so glad, I'm not the only one feeling this way! John feels the same way I do about texting which is great!


All in all, I still love everyone who loves to text but I just want to let you all know that, if you start having a conversation through text, I will not text back. I will dial your number and have a conversation with you. I love typing but I hate texting. I am really fast at typing but texting, not really and that's where my patience runs low.




D.Richmond said...

I agree with you.

(My teenage daughter has a phone but not with texting capabilities and my pre-teen does not have a phone despite the fact all of her friends do.)

When my daughters friends come over they are constantly texting other people instead of visiting with each other. They are foregoing conversation with physically present people in exchange for texting those not with them (sometimes not even known all that well).

When I was a kid I wanted nothing more than to hang out with my friends - in person! Talking on the phone wasn't a good substitute.

I told the girls I'm putting a basket by the front door and cell phones get deposited there until they leave. My house - my rules!

I think they will be happier and more fulfilled if they have contact with real people!

The Seaman's said...

Great idea! My husband and I have a dilemma. He thinks that when our girls are old enough they should have a phone. I'm thinking, they should have a phone when they start driving or at 17. I will do like you and have no texting ability.

I don't think a 7 or 9 year old should have a phone. I just think is ridicolous and expensive!

I agree with you! The face to face contact or calling someone is flying out the door!