Talk to me...I don't want to text! What about you?
I just don't want to...............................................
I so agree with you. I mean what is the point when you can just call the person and talk to them?
I much prefer to text - it's quicker, no ummmms and errrrs - the sender doesn't put them into their text, so I receive a focused comment! I am quite happy to talk or listen to people face to face or by phone if they want or need me as a sounding board but for everyday communications, a text is fine, thanks.
I am a very slow texter. I used to try it, but I always gave up and called the person. It is just easier to talk.
For me, it's not a matter of whether I WANT to text or receive texts. I see texting as another convenience, as emails have been for some time now. When talking face to face, or even via phone, is possible and appropriate at the time, of course it's "preferable." I don't advocate extremely personal news or "bad news" messages , be texted or emailed. Simple common sense and courtesies need to be adhered to and used at all times. A few examples of my use of texting as well as my appreciation for this method of communication: asking a simple question of a friend or family member, while we are both busy during the day and really haven't the time to stop to make a call, but would like an answer at the earliest convenience.......quickly letting someone know a date, time and place of a meeting or get together.....having a text in hand can act as a reference and reminder as well.......Texting ahead to confirm all is OK and on schedule......I don't use texting to have "chats"......if I'm unable to actually visit with someone, I will write a letter, email or send a card. I'm not fond of being on the phone for more than a few minutes......Never was, even before the intro of all these INSTANT means of communication.
I have always been scolded by people for NEVER calling them......I take the scolding, but I don't change my attitude. I don't like the phone. Period.
If a simple piece of information needs to be conveyed, texts are fine. However I hat when a text conversation begins, especially when trying to solve a technical problem for instance, and I prefer voice for this. Often I use webtext which is free for all the networks which I subscribe to. It's free and much easier to compose texts on a full computer keyboard.
I hate texting. People need to have real conversations. I want to talk to my friends. Im sick of drivers holding up lights because they are texting. It is also making children unable to spell. It is sickening that these kids really cant spell because of texting. It sickens me that people won't communicate anymore and words written can be taken totally the wrong way they are written, texted, typed. Just talk to me I will listen.
I do not like texting either. As far as email, it is a convenience when dealing with businesses, but as far as my friends, I would rather talk on the phone that get emails or text.
I actually prefer to text most of the time. I hate talking on the cell phone except when I really have to do it.
I have a contract with Orange in Spain that makes it possible for me, just to call!
I'm ok with 500 minutes of calling and yes, I prefer talking instead of texting. The only advantage I see in texting is whatsapp.
When you live abroad it's easy to use this app for free as if using a chatprogram with friends and family who have the same app. Texting is very expensive.
Anyone with a smartphone has whatsapp but texting with my friends here in Spain is a no go. Wanna meet up? I'll call you.
I prefer texting. You don't have to be on it forever! Make it short and sweet, but talking on the phone, it's hard for me to say I am hanging up now
Amen. When I was younger there were no cell phones and we got along just fine. I can't stand it when I get texts. It doesn't take any more energy to talk to someone. I feel texting is rude.
For someone who is nearly deaf - texting, email and facetime on ipad are wonderful blessings! Talking on the phone for me is laborious and people have to constantly repeat themselves - no fun.
When I tell folks this, the first thing they say is - "Did you turn up the volume?" Haha...like I've never thought of that. So to educate you, it isn't the volume....it's the clarity. So far, there's not much technology can do for clarity.
I loathe texting...what a waste of time!
That being said, I DO find it to come in handy with one liners only:
Example: I may text my husband, "On my way home" so he does not worry if it is getting late, but I just type "OMW" he knows what it means.
OR, maybe my daughter, "can you meet for coffee this afternoon?" Stuff like that.
But to have a conversation back and forth via texting is ridiculous. This is where I just pick up the phone.
While I think cell phones are great for emergencies, tracking people down when late, etc., etc., I think the cell phone rage is totally out of hand.
EVERYWHERE I go I see people walking and texting...and it is insane to do it while driving. I believe many are actually addicted to it.
I do keep my cell in my pocket, and it has come in handy. But, like everything else, it can be abused. There is just no balance. Blessings, Sparklea
I am one of those freaks of nature who has never texted (is that a word?)...I wouldn't even know how to do it and don't want to learn. I'm with you, rutley, TALK TO ME! While all of this texting, emailing, facebooking, etc...is ok, I would prefer the sound of a human voice. I have a feeling someday people will not talk at all!
for the conveyance of short normal messages phoning is oK at times...but for long messages and expression of views/feelings ...i'm a bit opposite, for me writing is a perfect way of communcaton and expressing things/ ideas ...its a powerful habit. Even if you throw it away, you still get the benefits....apart, If you see the legal aspect of it...written material/ statement is more authentic than the oral ones...so is with our relations.. text gives more power to our statements/feelings than mere words!
People are different and should always have different choices for connection, as the saying goes, everything is great in moderation:) There are situations I prefer talking over texting, especially with the older members of my family or close female friends who just need to 'a patient and genuine listener' On other hand I still receive a beautiful handwritten letters from my soul mates that I cherish enormously and also great emails with personal photos from my close friends and family members, that keep me updated with their family lives and travels all around the world:)
So I am for both, depending on situation:)
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