Brilliant breakthrough may make texting obsolete!

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    Apr 09, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
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    Apr 09, 2011 8:24 PM GMT
    Brilliant! icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 09, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    I laughed out loud twice. This is great. Posting it on facebook.
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    Apr 09, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    And instead of calling to tell people about it, you post the link online via text (aka HTML). icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 11, 2011 7:38 PM GMT


    Dear Art_Deco and Carmine,

    This is Doug's Mom Alison. I laughed very hard at this ad of yours!


    Hey Art, I have Mom here today, lol! I think we'll go look at some racy profiles. She could use a boost for the cardio fitness this afternoon!



    -Doug
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    Apr 11, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
    I've been ahead of my friends for years, now they can finally catch up with me once they learn how to use the phone!
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    Apr 11, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    I hate texting, but to communicate with most people these days, you have to use it. I'm quite happy that my newest phone has voice-to-text software. I push a button and dictate my text messages. It works surprisingly well and allows my thumbs proper rest and better use elsewhere.
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    Apr 11, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
    Oh my God.......my friends are going to think I made this video myself! Texting is so retarded. This is brilliant!
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    This is so perfect for how I felt about a date that never happened.

    I had a guy from match.com contact me saying he wanted to meet me. He lived in Raleigh but was in my area for a couple of days. We tried to set something up but he was a textaholic. We had one conversation on the phone before he left Raleigh. When he arrived in town he just sent me text messages. After his first text I called him back and left a vm. A few hours later he sends a text message saying he is eating at a restaurant about 10 miles from my home. He tries to set a date by text but after several back and forth text he realizes I'm not going to drop everything and drive to suburbia to meet him. He sends a text saying "not very compromising are you?" The next day the texts continued. He sends one at lunch saying where he is eating. It was close by so I call back to get a feel for how long he would be there. I leave him a vm that he does not return. Then around 4 I get another text message. "What are you doing after dinner." At this point I was fed up with text messages and I'm thinking this guy is a flake. I was hanging with some friends and really was not to excited about meeting him. So I told him I had plans. His last text was "okay I admit defeat, let's just forget it no hard feelings." He didn't even know how fucking rude he was. I felt like screaming exactly the way this guy screams at the end. "PICK UP THE GOD DAMN PHONE AND CALL IF YOU WANT TO SET UP A DATE!"

    I was wondering at the end if I'm old fashion to think that setting up a date means you call a guy, see when he is free and then set up an agreed upon time and place. I admit I don't have Grinder on my iphone so perhaps that is why I don't know this new way of dating spontaneously.
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
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    Dear Art_Deco and Carmine,

    This is Doug's Mom Alison. I laughed very hard at this ad of yours!

    Hey Art, I have Mom here today, lol! I think we'll go look at some racy profiles. She could use a boost for the cardio fitness this afternoon!

    -Doug

    When can I call you/her, Pacific Coast time? I gotta talk with this great lady I hear so much about. Art
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:28 PM GMT
    to funny icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    friendormate saidThis is so perfect for how I felt about a date that never happened.

    I had a guy from match.com contact me saying he wanted to meet me. He lived in Raleigh but was in my area for a couple of days. We tried to set something up but he was a textaholic. We had one conversation on the phone before he left Raleigh. When he arrived in town he just sent me text messages. After his first text I called him back and left a vm. A few hours later he sends a text message saying he is eating at a restaurant about 10 miles from my home. He tries to set a date by text but after several back and forth text he realizes I'm not going to drop everything and drive to suburbia to meet him. He sends a text saying "not very compromising are you?" The next day the texts continued. He sends one at lunch saying where he is eating. It was close by so I call back to get a feel for how long he would be there. I leave him a vm that he does not return. Then around 4 I get another text message. "What are you doing after dinner." At this point I was fed up with text messages and I'm thinking this guy is a flake. I was hanging with some friends and really was not to excited about meeting him. So I told him I had plans. His last text was "okay I admit defeat, let's just forget it no hard feelings." He didn't even know how fucking rude he was. I felt like screaming exactly the way this guy screams at the end. "PICK UP THE GOD DAMN PHONE AND CALL IF YOU WANT TO SET UP A DATE!"

    I was wondering at the end if I'm old fashion to think that setting up a date means you call a guy, see when he is free and then set up an agreed upon time and place. I admit I don't have Grinder on my iphone so perhaps that is why I don't know this new way of dating spontaneously.



    Actually it has nothing to do with age. The younger kids look down on older kids for texting now. I witnesses this again Saturday night when I attended a music venue where the age range was mostly 18-23 year olds. Only the older kids were outside texting away while the younger kids were actually "there" in the moment enjoying the experience. I heard a couple of nasty comments about the "brain dead texters."
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
    Pretty funny video icon_lol.gif

    Though if you're confused by your drunk friend's "cryptic wording", he's probably too drunk for your to understand on the phone, too...that is, if you can hear his voice over the bar music in the background. icon_idea.gif
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    friendormate saidThis is so perfect for how I felt about a date that never happened.

    ...didn't even know how fucking rude he was. I felt like screaming exactly the way this guy screams at the end. "PICK UP THE GOD DAMN PHONE AND CALL IF YOU WANT TO SET UP A DATE!"

    I was wondering at the end if I'm old fashion to think that setting up a date means you call a guy, see when he is free and then set up an agreed upon time and place. I admit I don't have Grinder on my iphone so perhaps that is why I don't know this new way of dating spontaneously.


    Um, actually you sound like the flake in that exchange. I don't see anything he did that was rude either.
    Just because you think "texting iz bad" doesn't mean everyone else is. And just because you suck at communicating via text ("after several back and forth text he realizes I'm not going to drop everything") doesn't make texting a poor medium.

    You phone people need to get over yourselves. If you really prefer the phone you can says so, hey bygones be bygones. But a LOT of people don't like talking on the phone. It's an awkward medium and it forces people to drop everything to talk to you - at your convenience ... with no concern for what they're in the middle of. (Texting is partly preferred because it's easier to multi-task that way.)
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    I wish the TEXT in this thread would transform into your voices every time I scroll down the page. It would make reading obsolete! ack.gifnotallthere.gif
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    Apr 11, 2011 9:59 PM GMT
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    friendormate saidThis is so perfect for how I felt about a date that never happened.

    ...didn't even know how fucking rude he was. I felt like screaming exactly the way this guy screams at the end. "PICK UP THE GOD DAMN PHONE AND CALL IF YOU WANT TO SET UP A DATE!"

    I was wondering at the end if I'm old fashion to think that setting up a date means you call a guy, see when he is free and then set up an agreed upon time and place. I admit I don't have Grinder on my iphone so perhaps that is why I don't know this new way of dating spontaneously.


    Um, actually you sound like the flake in that exchange. I don't see anything he did that was rude either.
    Just because you think "texting iz bad" doesn't mean everyone else is. And just because you suck at communicating via text ("after several back and forth text he realizes I'm not going to drop everything") doesn't make texting a poor medium.

    You phone people need to get over yourselves. If you really prefer the phone you can says so, hey bygones be bygones. But a LOT of people don't like talking on the phone. It's an awkward medium and it forces people to drop everything to talk to you - at your convenience ... with no concern for what they're in the middle of. (Texting is partly preferred because it's easier to multi-task that way.)


    Why am I a flake when he never made definitive plans nor would he ever return any of my calls? And no I don't suck at communicating by text. I do it all the time. But sometimes it is more convenient to talk by phone and ask someone when are you free and where would you like to meet.

    Are you saying it is acceptable to text someone and expect them to show up where ever you happen to be without having made plans? And if you don't comply you are a flake?

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    Apr 11, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
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    friendormate said

    I was wondering at the end if I'm old fashion to think that setting up a date means you call a guy, see when he is free and then set up an agreed upon time and place. I admit I don't have Grinder on my iphone so perhaps that is why I don't know this new way of dating spontaneously.



    Actually it has nothing to do with age. The younger kids look down on older kids for texting now. I witnesses this again Saturday night when I attended a music venue where the age range was mostly 18-23 year olds. Only the older kids were outside texting away while the younger kids were actually "there" in the moment enjoying the experience. I heard a couple of nasty comments about the "brain dead texters."


    I agree. This guy was close to my age.
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    Apr 11, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    THATS WICKED HAHAHA
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    Apr 11, 2011 10:11 PM GMT
    gravityrunner saidI wish the TEXT in this thread would transform into your voices every time I scroll down the page. It would make reading obsolete! ack.gifnotallthere.gif

    Actually my Mac can do that, and with an accent of my choosing. What kind would you like for yourself?
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    Apr 11, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
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    gravityrunner saidI wish the TEXT in this thread would transform into your voices every time I scroll down the page. It would make reading obsolete! ack.gifnotallthere.gif

    Actually my Mac can do that, and with an accent of my choosing. What kind would you like for yourself?

    You dun have to twist my arm .... AUSSIE!!!! please!
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    Apr 11, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    incredibly awesome and so true. like jakebenson, i literally laughed out loud.

    yes texting can be convenient for short quick messages, but i absolutely hate long conversations via text when both people are not busy, nor in a loud environment. i usually call just to make the conversation quicker and to actually hear my friend on the other end instead of trying to guess the tone of their text.
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    Apr 11, 2011 10:28 PM GMT
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    Dear Art_Deco and Carmine,

    This is Doug's Mom Alison. I laughed very hard at this ad of yours!

    Hey Art, I have Mom here today, lol! I think we'll go look at some racy profiles. She could use a boost for the cardio fitness this afternoon!

    -Doug

    When can I call you/her, Pacific Coast time? I gotta talk with this great lady I hear so much about. Art


    Lol, and now you have, and she loved it! (She is terribly sweet, eh?)

    -Doug

    Next time we'll have to have her chat up Carmine.




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    Apr 11, 2011 10:47 PM GMT
    Talking over the phone is a lot better than texting. I can talk a lot quicker than I can type and there are no spelling mistakes to worry about!
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    Apr 11, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
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    Why am I a flake when he never made definitive plans nor would he ever return any of my calls? And no I don't suck at communicating by text. I do it all the time. But sometimes it is more convenient to talk by phone and ask someone when are you free and where would you like to meet.

    Are you saying it is acceptable to text someone and expect them to show up where ever you happen to be without having made plans? And if you don't comply you are a flake?



    He may not have returned your calls, but it sounds like he did make an effort to meet with you, albeit using a medium you did not prefer (yet one that you say you're proficient with) and doing so rather spontaneously. It looks to me that it was a failure on both his and your part to bite the bullet and use the other's preferred method of communication.

    Now, I don't know the entirety of the exchanges between you two, but did you once attempt via text to set up a time and place to meet, even though doing so seemed less convenient for you? Did you at least text him and tell him you preferred to set something up by phone? You both were trying to set something up, but since you threw in the towel first, that makes you the flake.
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    Apr 11, 2011 11:03 PM GMT
    ROFL,