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Although, texting is an ingenious idea and a convenient way to communicate, here are some things I just don’t like about it.  BUT, is the fault of the individual who is addicted to texting and are not considerate to others.  

First, it’s very dangerous to text when driving.  I see people texting on the FWY and hoping they don’t cause an accident and kill someone!  

Secondly, people who text while dining, during a meeting, church, etc . . . I’ve seen this, too!  

What gets my blood boiling is when I verbally need to speak to someone, but they will only text me.  For instance, I was in a large building a few weeks ago looking for a friend.  She kept trying to give me instructions where to find her via texting, which she made a lot of mistakes and didn’t make sense.  I called her several times, but she wouldn’t answer!  This was so frustrating because of all the time wasted because she wouldn NOT pick up the darn phone!!!!  

Are my points valid?  Do you have any complaints about people texting too much?

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      Rose Nino wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • Mryna, I totally agree. And your points are quite valid. I cannot believe just how popular it is. I have such a hard time texting and it takes me forever to text. And you are right, I just find it so much easier to pick up the phone, but no one answers anymore.  

      estatic



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      Myrna Perez wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • I’m so glad someone still think the “old fashion way“!!!



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      Trudy S wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • Oh my goodness ...YES!  I don’t have a phone that will text.  When at work, I don’t email, I pick up the phone and call colleagues...or better yet, if in the same building, walk over and talk face 2 face!

      Convenience is great but humanity is better!



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      Mztracy wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • I do not like texting!!
      Talk to me!



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      Myrna Perez wrote Feb 26, 2010
    • There are way too many senseless deaths due to texting.



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      Timbuktu wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I’m with you all on this one. I hate what texting has done to the English language too - all this CUL8R stuff. As for texting whilst driving - criminal. Bad enough to use a handsfree whilst driving - which is illegal in UK but I still see lots of people doing it - mostly people in stupid overpriced overpowered cars!
      Texting can be a useful tool but for me is a last resort because it takes me ages!

      Timbuktu



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      Tuliplady wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • All very valid points.  I hate people texting at the dinner table or other social functions.

      I text, in fact I just got a brand new phone with the full keyboard to make texting a lot easier.  It is the best way to communicate with hubby or kids during the day.  But, after work or school hours, they better be CALLING me not texting.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • All valid points! However when I was working people would need me for one thing or another so they would text me and I would answer. Efficient if you‘re in a meeting, on a conference call, seminar, etc!



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      Myrna Perez wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • Heard about that guy that was texting while operating a train?  He destroyed many lives!

      Also, a teenage gal who killed 5 of her friends while texting in the car and other horror stories I’ve heard. These stories make my blood boil!  

      Texting is convenient for situations like Vikki explained.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I did sign Oprahs no phone zone in the car!



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      Karyn Olson wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • They just passed a law in Ontario...it against the law to text or be on your cell-phone at all...you get a hefty fine if caught...I think that is a good idea...cause it only takes 2 seconds for a disaster to happen...not worth it at all...especially where innocent lives are concerned.



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      Stacey F. wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I agree with you. My daughter will not let up on me to add texting to our phones.  All of her friends have it, is all I ever hear. My older son can not even spell simple words in an e-mail. I would rather talk to someone, unless I’m on-line.  

      Here in Washington they also passed a law about talking and texting while driving.  

      Stacey



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      Leadinladytracy wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • Oh boy I am in the minority. I rather text than talk most of the time. I do not text while driving!  

      I find that it is easier to make plans via text. My friends and I are so busy that we dont always have time to talk. For example, if we are making dinner plans, we can get it done within 10 mins by texting. If we picked up the phone we would end up talking for an hour!  

      So depending on the situation, I prefer texting to talking.



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      Karyn Olson wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • I don’t have a problem with texting as a form of communication...I like it myself...It can be so much fun...lol...but texting while driving...a no no...happy



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      Myrna Perez wrote Feb 27, 2010
    • My issue is texting while driving—I text, but when it’s appropriate.  I wouldn’t text while I’m at a wedding, funeral, Baptism, etc . . . That’s disrespectful, or if I’m out to dinner with friends, family, etc . . .  

      a few weeks ago I was lost in a building and couldn’t find my friend, but instead of her picking up the phone when I called, she kept texting me!  

      Did anyone see the movie: Seven Pounds with Will Smith? I know he wasn’t texting but . . . I won’t give the story away . . . sorry!



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      Lazylola wrote Mar 1, 2010
    • my biggest peeve with texting is when I’m out with friends who bug me about getting together and then sit there and text throughout or they are constantly updating their facebook/myspace/twitter



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      Moni02 wrote Mar 1, 2010
    • I love texting, I can go directly to the point and is sooo fast. No texting while driving for sure.



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      Bresue wrote Mar 1, 2010
    • I have a sister who sends me texts and then when I call her back, she asks, “why’d you do that?” I miss hearing her voice, regardless that it sounds just like mine...I want the emotional connection I get with her over the phone. And since we live in different states, it’s not like we get to see each other that often.



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      Anonymous wrote Apr 3, 2010
    • While we move forward in technology, that doesn’t always mean it’s better.  I have a cell phone and I do text.  Not while driving.  My job relies on heavy phone work and honestly, I would prefer not to talk on the phone at all outside of work.  But that is my personal situation.  I don’t text to many people, mainly my husband.  

      But when I look at society as a whole- I find it incredibly rude when people are texting and/or talking on their cell phones during social situations.  How rude!  Even kids, beginning at young ages, text and call their friends at school, during class!  What happened to passing notes?  Remember those days?  I also remember that we didn’t have cell phones during the 80’s to call or text our friends.  You would have to be at home to make or receive a call from your friends!  Or just hang out after school.  I recently saw a news report that said because of the text abbreviations, that kids use the same spellings of those words in their school assignments!  Not good.

      Like I said, technology has it’s positive side but the negative side is bad.  Computers are just as bad.  We didn’t have a computer at home to surf the web, go on Facebook, myspace, or whatever. We actually went outside, got some exercise and actually met up with our friends face to face. This also brings attention to childhood obesity in our country because of technology, but that is another subject to talk about later.

      I think people hide behind technology.  It’s easier to confront someone in an email, text or an instant message.  It can make it hard in real life when you have to be face to face with someone in a social situation.  

      I know that technology is here to stay.  My advice is to understand and keep a handle on your use of technology.  Set guidelines for yourself and your kids if you have any.  As someone who works in the insurance industry—don’t TEXT or talk on your cell phone while driving.  You may not think it’s a big deal, but you truly are not paying attention to the road, even if you are wearing a headset or ear piece.  Your full attention is NOT on the road. Some states have made it illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving.  No one should be texting while driving.  Even states who give tickets for using a cell phone while driving, it doesn’t even effect your insurance.  Maybe once insurance companies start charging for cell phone tickets on your record, then people will start paying more attention to the importance of not talking on the phone or texting while driving.  I guess it has to hurt people’s wallets before some will pay attention.  Or maybe more people have to be killed or be in serious car accidents before people will wake up.



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