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Catracoth
17-08-09, 00:49
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This goes for friends as well.

Unless you're living a seriously alternative lifestyle, you've probably been communicating via text for a while now. You text your friends, your dates -- even your parents. It's quick, convenient, and usually makes your life more pleasant... except when you come face to face with the 10 worst texting offenses in the world. Check 'em out below, plus some advice on how to stop offenders in their tracks.

#1. The Mass Text

It's Friday night, you're at home on the couch, and you get a text that goes something like this: "What are you getting into tonight?" You know for a fact that this very same text just went out to 20 other people at exactly the same time, and that the sender is just waiting to receive all his/her options before deciding what to do. So what if the only thing you have planned for the night is that lame (but sooo good) Lifetime movie at 11? You refuse to hang out with someone unless they make specific plans to hang out with you. You know how you can block those newsletters that you never signed up for by sending an email with "unsubscribe" in the body? We suggest doing the same thing in a reply-text.

#2. The Texting Cult

There is always at least one point in the night -- a lull in the conversation, a pause between thoughts -- when it gets really quiet, and you look around and realize that all your friends are busy texting. One person pulls out her iPhone while everyone else is looking at the dinner bill, and then someone else starts doing it, and before you know it, you're in the middle of the sacred circle of text. Resist the urge to choose some random person in your contacts to send a useless message to. Instead, pull out your phone and send a text to everyone at the table asking, "Should we order something else?" It will make everyone laugh but also point out the silliness of the situation.

#3. The Double Message

Of course you screen calls. Everyone does. Sometimes you're in the middle of something and sometimes you just don't feel like talking. But your phone is still working, and you see the missed call and the voice message alert. So why -- why?! -- do certain people feel the need to send a text letting you know that they just left a message? Don't they realize that if someone is smart enough to read a text, they're also capable of understanding what the little bobble head with the sound waves coming out of him symbolizes? Text back, "What's next, a carrier pigeon?"

#4: The Texting Tease

You're seeing a really cute/smart/funny/cool new guy, and your heart skips a tiny beat every time you get a text from him. In the middle of the week, you get one asking what you're up to this weekend. Assuming he wants to do something together, you let him know that it's looking pretty relaxed so far. Does he then proceed to make a plan with you? No. He responds, "Oh OK, cool." You stand there with a perplexed look on your face. Respond "Yeah, but call my secretary if you want to schedule something." This way, the ball is in his court, but ultimately you're the one who is in charge, thanks to your confident attitude.

#5. The Bulk Texter

An example of what a series of texts from this person might look like:

1. Hey!
2. What's up?
3. What are you doing tonight?
4. Some of us are going to Cool People Club tonight.
5. Around 10
6. It's gonna be me and Chris
7. Are you coming?
8. Let us know
9. Byeee!
10. lolz

An example of what that exchange should look like:
Text 1: Hey, Chris and I are going to Cool People Bar around 10 tonight. Let us know if you wanna come.
An example of what you could text back:

1. Please
2. never
3. text
4. me
5. this
6. way
7. again.(one minute pause)
8. For "realz."

6. The Bored Texter

You've just finished a sufficiently long and entertaining texting exchange with someone, and now you're ready to put your phone down for a little while. But your phone dings, and it's another text from said person. It looks like this: "Soooo..." Or, "What upppp." Or, "la la la..." Clearly, they have nothing else to say and just want something to do. Send a text saying, "Running, watching movies, reading books, baking." Your buddy will get the point that some people actually have a life.

7. The Show-and-Teller

Love is wonderful. We're huge advocates of love and being in love and enjoying that love. People gushing on and on about their amazing love life? Not so much. Not only do you have to listen to them tell every insignificant story about how cute it was that their boyfriends ate pancakes for dinner and woke up with a funny hairdo, but you also have to read all of their SUPER-cute texts. "Guys, look what he wrote to me! Omg look at what he said now! Haha aww, look at this one!!" The cure? A dose of their own medicine. "Hey, look what my mom said about her gallbladder! Omg you won't believe how I'm planning to organize my sock drawer! Aww, my dog is wagging his tail. Oh, he's doing it again!!"

8. The Goobers-and-Popcorn Texter

The previews are over, you've been waiting to see this movie for weeks, and here you finally are, snacks in hand. But the guy in front of you insists on ruining your experience by texting for the entire 96 minutes. Here's a little secret he doesn't know: EVERYONE sees his phone lighting up. And hears it vibrating violently every two minutes. When the lights come up at the end of the flick, call up a friend and loudly discuss how rude the guy texting throughout the entire movie was. Then get ready to start running.

9. The Lingering K

This one is especially aggravating if you're not on an unlimited texting plan. You get a message asking how your day went or if you'll be free at a certain time, so you send back a detailed and informative reply. Your phone dings again. You open the message and it says..."k." Do people not even have the decency to include the o? The offender doesn't even need to reply to the message. But if they feel the need to, could they not at least drum up something a little more personal/creative/not totally unnecessary? Respond by letting them know how much, to the cent, they owe you for superfluous texts the next time you're together. Then hold your palm out expectantly.

10. The Needs-to-Grow-Up Texter

Guys should never, ever get comfortable with using text slang and abbreviations. Whether he's a friend, date, or boyfriend, no girl wants to associate the men in their lives with tween-speak. The next time he sends you a "TTY L8ER" or "C U 2morrow," tell him that he should really consider an iPhone, BlackBerry, Sidekick, or "anything that gives you more room to text." He'll realize how outdated his text-talk is.

Finally, someone who agrees with me one hundred percent on this subject. I'd just thought I'd share this interesting article with you all.

xx_Hunt_xx
17-08-09, 00:59
9. The Lingering K is one of my pet peeves!

peeves
17-08-09, 01:00
10. Need to grow up one bothers me.

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 01:03
If there's one thing I don't understand is people who, literally, don't put the phone down all day. Hello carpal tunnel syndrome!

Encore
17-08-09, 01:07
I only use text messages to important things like telling someone where to meet, etc., and I never have conversations through text messaging. I guess that means I have a "seriously alternative lifestyle" :vlol: :rolleyes:

I don't understand the whole text phenomenon anyway. I guess the thing that ****es me off the most is when people are texting on the cinema, or concerts, I just don't get what's so dificult about not using your phone for a mere couple of hours!! :confused:

TombRaiderFan.
17-08-09, 01:10
Interesting, I will keep these in mind when I text :p Although I don't text as much as other people do, they are just glued to their phone! :vlol:
Thanks for sharing this. :)

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 01:11
I only use text messages to important things like telling someone where to meet, etc., and I never have conversations through text messaging. I guess that means I have a "seriously alternative lifestyle" :vlol: :rolleyes:

I don't understand the whole text phenomenon anyway. I guess the thing that ****es me off the most is when people are texting on the cinema, or concerts, I just don't get what's so dificult about not using your phone for a mere couple of hours!! :confused:

Lol! Having long conversations through text messages is a pain... And if the other person insists, I can call... but I don't really like talking on the phone either, it's something I avoid. :confused:

irjudd
17-08-09, 01:15
I really dislike talking on the phone, so for me, a text message is the preferred use of my phone. The only thing I've really busted my friends' chops about is replying with nothing but "lol" in a text. What a waste of my time.

RockSteady101
17-08-09, 01:16
As Alan Carr put it:

DO
Thanks for a lovely evening, see you soon x

DON'T
DON'T LEAVE ME EVER I LOVE YOU DON'T MAKE ME KILL MYSELF!

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 01:19
I really dislike talking on the phone, so for me, a text message is the preferred use of my phone. The only thing I've really busted my friends' chops about is replying with nothing but "lol" in a text. What a waste of my time.

If I had your number, I'd text you with 'lol' every day. :pi:

As Alan Carr put it:

:vlol: Perfect.

irjudd
17-08-09, 01:24
If I had your number, I'd text you with 'lol' every day. :pi:


I was "this" close to giving you my number. :( I had it all planned tonight, how I'd present it to you.

But not now. :(

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 01:25
I was "this" close to giving you my number. :( I had it all planned tonight, how I'd present it to you.

But not now. :(

:(!

...What if instead of 'lol', I text you with 'lolwut'? Or 'lulz'?

irjudd
17-08-09, 01:26
I wonder if international texting rates are different... I'll have to check my wireless carrier to see.

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 01:27
I wonder if international texting rates are different... I'll have to check my wireless carrier to see.

Yay! :cln:

Shark_Blade
17-08-09, 01:34
Some people reply to me with 'K' only and that annoyed me. And I text or call only when necessary.

They said teenage girls are massively addicted to text messaging nowadays.

ECB
17-08-09, 02:05
The "k" thing drives me crazy. Say something like "Sounds good!" or "See ya then!" :rolleyes:

oocladableeblah
17-08-09, 02:36
I don't text unless I wanna just say like one quick thing or make quick plans, but if I am gonna have a conversation and making a plan is gonna take more than like a few seconds I call.

I don't like it when people text while in the cinema that ****es me off. Put your phone the away!!!!

Encore
17-08-09, 02:59
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MattTR
17-08-09, 03:10
OMG I hate people who like text with one word or two word answers.. :hea:

Me: Hey what's up, how've you been?
Person: Nmu?

I avoid texting people like that now.. :vlol: what's the point?

takamotosan
17-08-09, 03:51
The only text phrases i use are "lol", "idk", "idr", "omg", "omfg", and "wtf"

I don't shorten words. If you don't have a qwerty phone, that's what T9 is for ;)

GameGlitcher77
17-08-09, 05:10
When I text I actually rarely use abbevartions and try to spell every word correctly.:D;)

da tomb raider!
17-08-09, 09:34
I must be living a seriously alternative lifestyle because I send and receive about 1 text message a year.

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 14:32
http://i32.************/10huf0p.jpg

A ++ :D

OMG I hate people who like text with one word or two word answers.. :hea:

Me: Hey what's up, how've you been?
Person: Nmu?

I avoid texting people like that now.. :vlol: what's the point?

I don't even know Nmu means :vlol: Sometimes people text me with such weird abreviations that I have to look at the text ten minutes before getting it...

I must be living a seriously alternative lifestyle because I send and receive about 1 text message a year.

You're clearly not one of the cool kids. :rolleyes:

Melonie Tomb Raider
17-08-09, 14:38
This is awesome. :vlol:

Bulk texter is definitely the worse.

I like to text, but not a whole lot, which is why I didn't purchase unlimited texting, I just purchased the 200 texting package instead. That's why the bulk texters get on my nerves, because they waste all my messages and dumb stuff.

And most of the bulk texters are people I really don't want to talk to anyway. :vlol:

Nannonxyay
17-08-09, 15:03
I never text people. I use the interwebs for talking. I only ever text people if I'm on my way to meet up with them, like I'll text; "Are you at the bus stop yet?"

Paperdoll
17-08-09, 15:08
Even with unlimited texting, I don't make that my day to day thing...only on very important occasions :pi: or not :p

Melonie Tomb Raider
17-08-09, 15:12
The worst thing is when people text while driving. :eek:

Paperdoll
17-08-09, 15:13
Gulity D:

BUT ONLY ON STOPLIGHTS.

But some people are ridiculous, the other day, this one woman was on the expressway... AT 100KM/H texting and swerving from side to side... O_O

Insanity.

Melonie Tomb Raider
17-08-09, 15:17
Shame on you, Dollie!

:smk::p

Paperdoll
17-08-09, 15:20
In my defense, it's only on extreme cases... like warning folks at work that I'll be late or something, and only on stop lights or while I'm stopped in traffic. I'm crazy but not that crazy.

And I certainly don't text while going at 100km/h D:

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 15:21
In my defense, it's only on extreme cases... like warning folks at work that I'll be late or something, and only on stop lights or while I'm stopped in traffic. I'm crazy but not that crazy.

And I certainly don't text while going at 100km/h D:

:O!!

Well in extreme cases you're forgiven!

Paperdoll
17-08-09, 15:22
:O!!

Well in extreme cases you're forgiven!

*bows*

takamotosan
17-08-09, 15:26
I'm a texting fiend.
But I also send notoriously LONG text messages. It's just incredibly annoying that verizon phones cut off anything longer than 160 characters, so i have to bulk text on occasion. But, in my defense, it's not by choice, and I fill up my texts ;)

Voni
17-08-09, 15:48
I HATE bulk texters, they ought to be punished by law! Seriously, leave me alone, I'm busy!

I'm not a big texter. In fact, when my phone goes off I usually yell at it to shut up. I'd rather talk to someone face to face.

irjudd
17-08-09, 15:54
I totally text on the road. Because I'm crazy. And I follow no mans rules.

Melonie Tomb Raider
17-08-09, 15:56
In my defense, it's only on extreme cases... like warning folks at work that I'll be late or something, and only on stop lights or while I'm stopped in traffic. I'm crazy but not that crazy.

And I certainly don't text while going at 100km/h D:

lol yeah, I'm not going to lie, I've texted while driving a couple times. :o

Nerd For Life
17-08-09, 16:09
I HATE bulk texters, they ought to be punished by law! Seriously, leave me alone, I'm busy!

Why did I read this in Bernard's (AOD) voice.

[QUOTE=irjudd;3938953]I totally text on the road. Because I'm crazy. And I follow no mans rules.

Tell me Mr. Anderson... what good is a cellphone.. if you're unable to text?

Changeling
17-08-09, 16:21
The Lingering K is my most hated thing about texts.

TTV
17-08-09, 18:56
I have a "seriously alternative lifestyle." :mis:

Psychos'Я'Us
17-08-09, 19:27
"10. The Needs-to-Grow-Up Texter", "9. The Lingering K" and "7. The Show-and-Teller" are the worst -_-
I don't text that much...I prefer calling since my parents pay my bills :mis: MUAHAHAHAH!

Catracoth
17-08-09, 20:33
The worst thing is when people text while driving. :eek:

Amen, Melonie. I don't care if you do what Paperdoll does and text at stoplights, but please do not do it when the car is in motion!