Hate Text Messages?

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    May 12, 2008 1:22 AM GMT
    I looked to see if this topic even existed as of yet, and couldn't find anything. I keep finding that they are necessary at times, but most often I find them just ridiculous.

    I know a few people that I've honestly never talked to on the phone, I've texted with them substantially, but it really seems like the operate through there keyboard and have to type everything.

    I think texting is meant to be impersonal, but do you think that gays take it to far? How many times do you go out with people who seem to be more into their phones than into any sort of conversation, or group activity?

    I do it myself sometimes, but I've started to just turn my phone off when I go out, because it's such a bother.
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    May 12, 2008 1:27 AM GMT
    If I'm with someone, I put my phone on silent. It annoys me to no end when I'm eating with someone or driving in the car or whatever and they start checking their phone.

    I was commenting with a friend the other day that people rely too much on electronic devices and have no social skills in person.

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    May 12, 2008 4:58 AM GMT
    Mobile Phones are great especially if your loved one is miles away from you and mine is at the moment! We talk 3/4 times a day and text a couple of times also otherwise I would go crazy not being able to hear his voice!
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    May 12, 2008 5:09 AM GMT
    winningeleven said How many times do you go out with people who seem to be more into their phones than into any sort of conversation...


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    May 12, 2008 5:10 AM GMT
    lol funny, I'm fucking with someone on the phone right now. icon_lol.gif
    I uh, 'communicate' with this shit goose every so often. He forgets and I got some good laughs.

    Being attached to a phone isn't a gay activity. I hate mine; this is the first time I've used it in about six months. I hate being 'available', always at the end of a little bell people can jingle.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 12, 2008 5:29 AM GMT
    Texting is a huge help to me in my daily work...just so much easier and eliminates time wasting small talk when you're busy. I just wish I could break the habit of texting while driving
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    May 12, 2008 5:33 AM GMT
    I'd say I have a pretty good balance between actually talking to people and texting. Texting is much more convenient when you can't actually talk, or don't want people to hear what you're saying to the person. I also hate talking on the phone, even if it's with someone I like. So texting for me is just a more appealing idea.
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    May 12, 2008 7:12 AM GMT
    cell phones weren't allowed in my highschool and since it was a boarding school it was really needed to spread rumours. I was totally shocked when i came to college and people actually used cellphones. ESP text messaging. Its so stupid, if you really like it get a internet enabled phone and use Meebo to IM people.

    Text messaging is fundamentally broken
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    May 12, 2008 7:41 AM GMT
    texting is great when i need to let all my friends know what bar im performing at and who is also going to be there. why call 50 people when you can send one text? it did piss me off today when my friend was texting at the dinner table at my family party.
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    May 12, 2008 7:55 AM GMT
    tex messages suck..I would just waist the same about of time, and money calling some one.
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    May 12, 2008 10:55 AM GMT
    I don't like my cellphone period. It's just there for communication and not entertainment icon_razz.gif ...or taking a picture of anything really weird. Like me in my alien form. icon_lol.gif
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    May 12, 2008 12:45 PM GMT
    Texting is some sort of evasion, cell phones in general are misused. I had a guy over to my home recently, it was supposed to be a date, he answered HIS phone twice before I said something about it. He responded "are you jealous?" What he meant was that I was jealous that people were calling him. What I meant was that he disgusted me. I tend to leave the phone off.
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    May 12, 2008 1:02 PM GMT
    Text messaging passes the time when I'm bored in meetings or waiting in line for something. But if people text me when I'm busy or at dinner...I'll just respond to them when appropriate.
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    May 12, 2008 1:17 PM GMT
    mick373 saidTexting is some sort of evasion, cell phones in general are misused. I had a guy over to my home recently, it was supposed to be a date, he answered HIS phone twice before I said something about it. He responded "are you jealous?" What he meant was that I was jealous that people were calling him. What I meant was that he disgusted me. I tend to leave the phone off.


    Wow, I bet that date was fun. Thats the type of person I semi-routinely run into.

    "It's not my fault I'm popular"

    "Really, it seems like you put a lot of effort into making it so."

    I'm not really bitter (although in rereading the first post, it may seem like it). It's just shit like that which is foreign to me.
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    May 12, 2008 1:45 PM GMT
    i actually don't EVER talk on the phone unless i have to anymore. I always text. I've always hated talking on the phone, so i find texting PERFECT!!!!!!

    As a matter of face 614 657 0891... whatevicon_twisted.gif

    HOWEVER when i am on a date i turn my phone off completely. I dont have family around here so even if something happens they are miles away and i wouldnt be able to get to them. I have nop problem turning my phone off or ignoring it when the time is right... Other than that i am pretty much a text messaging whore LOL

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    May 12, 2008 2:21 PM GMT
    I text all the time! For me it works when I'm away from my friends in college and wanted to catch up. It's better than just calling someone because you can carry multiple conversations at once!

    ...now on the other hand, I remember seeing an article on how they have text message spelling bees at some schools!?!? That's a bit much!

    Other than that, it's just another way to communicate that works for some and not for others. I just say be courteous to the people around you!

    Rocco, I think I have the TM Whore title! A few months back I went through 5000 messages in a month! icon_twisted.gif
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    May 12, 2008 2:41 PM GMT
    LyteFyre saidI text all the time! For me it works when I'm away from my friends in college and wanted to catch up. It's better than just calling someone because you can carry multiple conversations at once!

    ...now on the other hand, I remember seeing an article on how they have text message spelling bees at some schools!?!? That's a bit much!

    Other than that, it's just another way to communicate that works for some and not for others. I just say be courteous to the people around you!

    Rocco, I think I have the TM Whore title! A few months back I went through 5000 messages in a month! icon_twisted.gif


    My ex holds the Verizon record for amount of texts sent and recieved. A few months ago he sent a total of 8,976 texts!!!!
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    May 12, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    winningeleven saidI looked to see if this topic even existed as of yet, and couldn't find anything. I keep finding that they are necessary at times, but most often I find them just ridiculous.

    I know a few people that I've honestly never talked to on the phone, I've texted with them substantially, but it really seems like the operate through there keyboard and have to type everything.

    I think texting is meant to be impersonal, but do you think that gays take it to far? How many times do you go out with people who seem to be more into their phones than into any sort of conversation, or group activity?

    I do it myself sometimes, but I've started to just turn my phone off when I go out, because it's such a bother.


    their* keyboard.



    Actually; I never was much of a texter until I bought my sidekick3 last year.

    What I really abhor are chain texts. Really? Some little girl with no eyes? And she's going to stab me when I'm asleep? I'd like to see her try. *grabs baseball bat*
  • HndsmKansan

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    May 12, 2008 2:48 PM GMT
    I tend to get and send text messages frequently. I have friends that almost never talk on the phone and text me.. I have others that never text and just call.
    I'm halfway in between. I don't mind texting, but it can be irritating at times.

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    May 12, 2008 2:56 PM GMT
    I find it more polite and considerate to text message someone so they can just respond at their own convenience otherwise my first message will be "Please call me if you're free to talk."
    Saves me some phone credit, too! icon_lol.gif
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    May 12, 2008 2:56 PM GMT
    I think text messaging is great tool, but like any new tool it can be over used.
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    May 12, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    I was just thinking about cell phones this morning and wondered what would happen if we turned them all off for one day.

    I'm getting very tired of walking down the street and having people suddenly stop to send a text message, causing me to nearly run into them. They also tend to stop at the top of the stairs in the subway, causing people to run into them.

    People walking down the street sending text messages are like elderly people driving - you see see a string of frustrated people behind them trying to get around.

    Some woman was using her phone this weekend and suddenly took a left, cutting off my friend and me. I snapped, "Hey, pay attention to where you're going" and she yelled something unintelligible to me. I'm sure it wasn't, "Thanks!".

    I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday with my boyfriend. It was a beautiful day and we went to the roof to see some sculptures and the wonderful view of the city. He's a photographer so we took a ton of pictures. We were looking at pictures last night and I noticed that each one had people in them using their cell phones - not looking at the art or the beautiful view.

    I'm also getting very tired of the people in stores who are using their phones while trying to order something or purchase something - or employees using their phones when I'm trying to order or purchase something.

    I'd love to have a national turn off your phone day.
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    May 12, 2008 3:01 PM GMT
    I actually text a lot, but to my bf mostly. He does it a lot, and communicates mostly that way, so that's how I communicate back with him. We have even had many arguments via texting, which becomes a race to see who can text faster. Hence the reason both of us upgraded to phones with larger keypads. It's actually vital to my life- I communicate with friends overseas via texting. And even though this is horrible, I've gotten down one handed texting-while-driving.
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    May 12, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    I prefer texting if I'm in the middle of something and just need to send a quick message.

    But it annoys me when someone wants to have a full on conversation through texts.

    TM is great for statements or quick questions, The phone is great for conversations.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    May 12, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    Well....It's just as annoying that ones that walk around with a cell phone planted to their ear & they are oblivious to anything around them. Or the ones with a blue tooth hangin out of their ear....Give me a break.......LOL