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February 21, 2011 - Kathleen Palumbo
Just joined the 21st century and added texting to my phone. Hard to believe…I know. For someone who fought making myself accessible 24/7, I must say, it certainly has its perks.
For instance, my kids actually respond to texts. Getting them to return a phone call was like pulling teeth, but for some reason, a quick text gains an instant response. Who knew?
And as one of those people who finds public cell phone conversations obnoxious (for example, while in line at the grocery store or sitting in the doctors office, I don’t want to hear how much you loathe your boss, nor why you came home at 3am a hot mess), it’s nice to be able to touch base with whomever from wherever…privately.
That being said, I’m still somewhat “old school” in my belief that some things require a certain amount of common sense and the more personal touch of a phone call; a friend in need, asking someone out on a date, the dreaded break up, etc.
As for my newfound love of texting, I’m sure my kids (and maybe a few friends as well) are hoping the novelty will wear off soon. They may even have invented some text shorthand such as: OMG IHA (Oh my God, it’s her again), or perhaps, STHPA (Someone take her phone away).
Should that be the case, just remember…I keep a select few in my address book, so you should feel special, and eventually, texting will probably get old for me too, so bear with me.
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