I remember in high school how much trouble I got because I was texting “all the time”. And yes, it was the thing to do when you were younger. It was a luxury.
Now, I am complaining. haha I have been accused several times of texting people only when I “want” or “need” something. Instead of texting to create a “conversation”.
And yes, I will not deny it. I am guilty of such thing. As one starts to mature, more responsibilities get added on to our daily lives, things that consume your time. If I know how valuable time is, why would I waste somebody else’s time?
On a normal day, I am pretty darn busy and I do get annoyed when someone sends me a text message with a simple “hey”. Lord, I can already see where that conversation will go.
“hey” – “hello” – “what’s up” – “nm, you?” – “nm, just chilling” – “cool”
Ain’t nobody got time for that!
I rather be direct and straight to the point.
“hey, let’s hang out, you want to do something tonight?”
“hey, let’s get lunch”
“hey, haven’t talked to you in a while, call me when you get the chance and let’s catch up”
etc etc. See? Doesn’t that just sounds so much better?