which would you rather do: call someone or text them?
if you’re like me, you’d much rather text someone than talk to them on the phone. I love it and generally I would much rather engage this way (or some other social networking mechanism). I don’t know why exactly; but the thot of getting on the phone with someone and having to talk to them almost makes me cringe. except on rare circumstances, like when I’m talking to family or a friend I haven’t talked to in a long time.
so why is texting so great?
- I can text when I (or they) can’t otherwise talk, like in a waiting room, a meeting, or a concert.
- it’s quick, especially if you’ve got wicked awesome texting skills.
- I can do it and go on with what I’m doing. (heck, i’ve texted with the BF and the boys from within the same room)
- it’s fun to be able to comment on someone or something right when it’s happening but you don’t want to make the comment out loud. (i.e “can you believe he just said that?!”)
- it provides a written record of what you’ve sent which is particularly useful when you’re dealing with your children.
- and if I’m being honest, when I text, I don’t have to give my attention over to a phone call.
it’s funny though, I’ve caught myself in this prolonged texting conversation—multiple, long texts—and finally I’m like “what the heck! why don’t I just call?!!”
my younger son was just showing me this awesome evolution of texting called “HeyTell” where they speak to each in a transmission via text.
dad—it’s so much better than texting!
he speaks and then it sends the voice quip via text message. the friend replies back and immediately my son is notified of and listens to his friends “voice text.” as I sit here and watch him, it reminds me of people talking on a CB radio. (wow am I old!)
I was all excited, prepared to dash to the iTunes app store when I stopped and thought:
why not just pick up the phone and call?!
so what about you? which do you prefer? or do you hate texting?