I’ll be the first to admit that I’m way behind the times. While I do have a cell phone, I’ll bet I only use it twice a month. If that. It’s really kind of a waste of money but I like the security of it when I’m out and about. I have NO idea what the deal is though with texting.
I have texted someone exactly once and that was one night at bowling when someone taught me how. I haven’t done it since. I do think it’s kind of neat but then again, I’m not sure why you just wouldn’t call.
This good question was on the news the other night and some of the answers were pretty good. One of the best answers, at least in my opinion was the man who said it wasn’t a big deal and if his wife was busy at work, he didn’t want to interrupt her but texted her to call him when she had a free minute. That sounds like a good idea.
What leaves me to question with that theory is then is everyone constantly checking their cell phones to see if they have any messages? I’ve seen teenagers as well as adults who hold their phones in their hands all the time. Have you seen pictures in magazines of “celebs” traveling and the only thing they are carrying are their phones? A lot of women don’t even carry a purse, let alone a traveling bag but they have their phones.
I also know people who are in the same house and even in the same room and instead of talking, they will text someone sitting right next to them. I just don’t get that. I know it’s “private” and all that but how much privacy does a person need? If your on the phone and you need privacy can’t you just go to another room? Do you really need to text? It almost reminds me of passing notes back and forth in jr, high.
I could see texting the kids to say “supper’s ready” if they were up in their rooms or something. I can also see the good sides of it but I still have a lot of reservations about it. Do kids go anywhere without their phones? I shouldn’t even say kids, I know an awful lot of adults who act like their cell phone is their best friend. My phone also doesn’t work at my house so for me, this wouldn’t work so I have to use the old fashioned method of my own voice if I want to say something.
I’m not making fun of anyone in any way. I guess if my husband ever checked his phone, I might just text: “please bring home milk” but he doesn’t even check the answering machine so chances are high, I’d not get the milk. I do think for many reasons it’s a good idea but I’m wondering how much of a distraction it is for kids, for example, that are in class. Are they paying more attention to their phone than the teacher? I can remember sitting in class and being bored and I’d daydream and look out the window but I still heard the majority of what my teacher was saying. But now, do kids pay more attention to the phone in case heaven forbid they miss a message?
I just wanted to know, how many of you text rather than just pick up the phone and say hi? I think it could be fun for some things but it seems to have taken on a life of it’s own and do people communicate by conversation anymore?