Do you have this problem?

Texting is an unalloyed blessing to introverts, I think we can all agree. Basically everyone who lives in the Gulch meets that description or they’d live somewhere else, so most remote communication involves texting. It was such a comforting alternative to voice telephony that even the boomers among us find it a big improvement.

There is one disadvantage, of course. When you’re a certain age, it’s kind of time-consuming.

We’ll never get the hang of all those abbreviations.

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9 Responses to Do you have this problem?

  1. Mike says:

    Using abbreviations while texting is like using taticool acronyms while talking. SHTF, TEOTWAWKI and the like, are “BS” to me. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says:

    I actually prefer email, because I can review what I’m saying before I send it. I am bad about saying the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong way.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I was slow/late to accept using text. Using a flip phone makes it MOAR of a PITA. That’s as cool as I get.
    Tree Mike

  4. Spud says:

    I refuse to get a smart phone and yes , my flip phone is a righteous PITA. So I don’t do text. Email or messenger are your only options

  5. RCPete says:

    Another member of the dinosaur club here. I own a smart phone because I have something that insists on it, but it sits “off” most of the time and charged every few weeks.

    The smartphone is a Samsung that replaced a refurbed Apple that died from Swollen Battery Syndrome. I was able to wipe the memory (for reasons that died with Steve Jobs, you have to have a cell connection to do the wipe. Got it done while prepared to drop it on gravel; not only swollen but warm. Really warm.)

    It waited in an ash bucket on a disused burn pile until I could trash it. The flip phone has a bad outside display, but that’s a who-cares problem.

  6. Judy says:

    I have one of those hand-held computers that is mislabeled as a cell phone. I would have preferred to have stayed with the flip phone. The daughter had to set it up and then turn off all the features I have no use for.  It drives the family crazy because it lives in the bottom of my purse. I got rid of electronic tethers when I retired.

  7. Joel says:

    😀 I’m always a little surprised at the extent to which I have not. For years I kept a little pre-paid phone for emergencies, often forgetting all about it and letting it time out. But since I inherited my first secondhand smartphone I’m addicted to the damned things.

  8. Zendo Deb says:

    The only problem with smart phones is that new ones are too expensive. Mostly.

    I like having a camera – came in handy for the last fender-bender. That that’s really all I have it for.

    I like having music with me wherever I go. I have an app that lest me download my CD collection, and 1 pay as you go monthly subscription app. I’m always on the verge of canceling that 2nd one.

    And I like having a book on my reading app for when I get stuck in doctors waiting rooms, long lines at the DMV, whatever

To the stake with the heretic!