an open letter to people who text me at 6 in the morning

  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 12:41 PM GMT
    Dear People Who Like to Text Me at 6 AM,


    Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you. After staying up until 2:30 grading papers I don't feel peachy waking up to the sound of my phone beeping because you have sent me a text. What is wrong with you? Would you call me at 6? No, you say. Then why on earth do you think a text would suffice? Listen, I don't care that you have a cell phone or e-mail; I have no obligation to reply to you just because you need instantaneous communication. Nor do I care. Think about it: could your message not have waited until the sun came up? Some people keep their phones turned on, i.e., me, while they sleep because it's their only phone line and need to be woken in case of an emergency; saying you fell asleep and that is why you didn't text me back the night before is not an emergency. Also, there are these crazy things called time zones. Have you heard of them? I guess not because you seemed to think that just because you were awake that everyone else in the world is up too. Oh, but you're wrong on that one. So in conclusion, to all you people who think it's polite to text someone as opposed to calling them when they're asleep, IT'S NOT! AND WILL CUT YOU IF YOU DO IT AGAIN!

    Hugs and Kisses,
    calibro
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    Apr 01, 2010 12:58 PM GMT
    send me your phone no. I want to see what happens if I txt you at 4.30am
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    Apr 01, 2010 1:02 PM GMT
    When I first got my iPhone a couple of months ago, I didnt know that messaging caused the phone to ring. I thought it was a quiet, discreet way to communicate via the phone. I texted my boss at 2:30 in the morning while on travel. ... icon_eek.gif
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    Apr 01, 2010 1:05 PM GMT
    what makes you think they "like" to send you texts at 6AM? maybe they "hate" to send you a text that early cuz they're up early and they're working and they don't like working that early? especially knowing that you are still in bed.

    one man's goya is another man's catterjunes, i always say.
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    Apr 01, 2010 1:13 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidsend me your phone no. I want to see what happens if I txt you at 4.30am
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    You are evil.
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    Apr 01, 2010 1:35 PM GMT
    I work nights and have for years. I still have people, family, especially, who call me at 1pm when I'm sound asleep, over and over. Hello, I'm sleeping!

    I did learn to turn my phone off, but this last month my sister is sick (seriously so) and my phone has been next to me at all times since I'm the doctor's main contact. But the family...Oops, sorry, I forgot you were sleeping.

    One of these nights at work, at 3am I'm gonna call the worst offenders... hehehe.
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    Apr 01, 2010 1:40 PM GMT
    ejay79 saidOne of these nights at work, at 3am I'm gonna call the worst offenders... hehehe.

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    Apr 01, 2010 1:48 PM GMT
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  • Celticmusl

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    Apr 01, 2010 1:58 PM GMT
    I have done the occasional drunken txt messaging late at night when I'm out with my friends.
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    Apr 01, 2010 2:07 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 saidWhen I first got my iPhone a couple of months ago, I didnt know that messaging caused the phone to ring. I thought it was a quiet, discreet way to communicate via the phone. I texted my boss at 2:30 in the morning while on travel. ... icon_eek.gif

    But you do know you can turn off sounds selectively, for different phone functions like texting?

    Tap the Settings icon on your main screen (has the grey gears), and then tap Sounds. Of course that also means you won't be audibly alerted to incoming text messages, or voicemail or whatever else you choose, during the daytime, either, until you switch it back.

    I keep my iPhone turned on at night next to the bed, for emergency use, but I usually mute all its sounds with the toggle switch on the side. For one thing I have an MSNBC news app, which beeps with breaking stories, and it can go off all night long. I also have a weather app that beeps with weather alerts, and if we're expecting bad storms then I'll keep the iPhone sound turned on, sort of like having a special weather radio.

    I like that bit of low-tech with the dedicated toggle switch, compared to the complicated menus and button sequences other phones require you to use to mute and restore all sounds. My own problem is I'll forget to turn the sounds back on next morning, but hey, that's my personal issue with memory, not a phone shortcoming.
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    Apr 01, 2010 2:13 PM GMT
    calibro saidDear People Who Like to Text Me at 6 AM,

    Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you...

    I agree with you in principle. My only question would be, could you determine when the text message was sent? Just seconds before you received it? Or was it hung up with system delays, theirs and/or yours, and actually sent hours earlier the previous evening?

    Other than that consideration, I'm on the same sheet of music as you, if it was deliberately sent so thoughtlessly.
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    Apr 01, 2010 3:38 PM GMT
    Amen
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    Apr 01, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    Bitch, bitch, bitch.

    Turn OFF your text-message notification tone & vibration......

    OR

    Use your brain and
    TURN OFF THE CELL WHILE YOU SLEEP AND STOP BEING A WHINY BITCH!
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  • Celticmusl

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    Apr 01, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa said
    calibro saidDear People Who Like to Text Me at 6 AM,

    Fuck you. Seriously, fuck you...

    I agree with you in principle. My only question would be, could you determine when the text message was sent? Just seconds before you received it? Or was it hung up with system delays, theirs and/or yours, and actually sent hours earlier the previous evening?

    Other than that consideration, I'm on the same sheet of music as you, if it was deliberately sent so thoughtlessly.



    Too true! I have Verizon and since I've gotten a new phone lately I'm not getting txt messages, phone messages, and phone calls are not coming through. The other night I get a txt message from a friend "did you make it home last night" and he sent it last weekend. One of my friends opened up her voicemail and she had 8 messages from like weeks ago and the call never went through.
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    Apr 01, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    Common decorum seems to have taken a beating in the days of E-everything. Folks say horrible things in emails, call at 0200, text and say "Are you up?" (Fuck no, I'm sleeping!).

    I tell folks, point blank, don't text me or call me in the middle of the night. If you have a server down, call me, on our home office hard line, which sits right next to my bed, as well as my desk, and I'll attend to it.

    Some moron on here this morning: "You're really built. Do you do flex shows?" Honest, I know I'm built. Reckon that's why I have the trophies. I'm not here to entertain some picture-less perv for free. OMG. Fucking idiots.

    My geek friend Jerry texts me a few weeks back at 0240: "You up?" No, Jerry, I'm not fucking up. It's two fucking forty in the morning. Fucking idiots.

    Had a database hiccup the other day. Client calls, texts. I don't answer the phone, and I go to fix his issue, sending him back a message..."I'm working on your problem. I'll let you know just a soon as it's fixed." He keeps calling and texting and gets all bent that I triaged him. I told him, "I'd rather be working on your issue rather than on the phone with you. It was a matter of priorities, and my FIRST priority was getting you back in service." Fucking idiots.

    Client in Dallas, texts me (like I have my phone with me non-stop?) "The web site is down; the sky is falling." About twenty later "Chantel fixed her email that she fucked over. Sorry to have bothered you." Fucking idiots.

    I COULD turn off texts, pix, and vids, at night, but, we have networking monitoring in place, that we NEED to catch. Some common SENSE on the part of the person communicating with you goes A LONG WAY. You being a moron shouldn't become a problem for me. Fucking idiots.

    The Web Site is Down (This is real funny.)
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    Apr 01, 2010 4:15 PM GMT
    True story: when I first got this cell phone number I have now, I'd see this out of state number when the phone rang. I rarely answer unknown calls, let them go to voicemail.

    So the voicemail says:

    "Kathy, this is Grandma. I know you and your sister are fighting, but I just want you to know..."

    And she's trying to reconcile her 2 granddaughters, but obviously is misdialing my number. After several of these voicemails, I call her back, and politely explain she's got the wrong number. But that fails to solve the problem, as she continues to leave voicemails with me.

    And then, she starts sending me text messages! Or to her granddaughter, she thinks. How she managed texting is beyond me. And I text back that she's got the wrong person. Still doesn't fix the problem. In the meantime, I'm being charged for these calls, voicemails & texts.

    So I contact AT&T to have her number blocked. No-can-do they tell me, but they'll remove the charges. WTF? I've gotta do this every time Granny misdials me?

    I stopped responding, hoping she or her granddaughters would eventually realize half her calls weren't getting to them. And indeed, I haven't heard from Granny in about a year. But what a pain while it lasted.
  • Delivis

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:26 PM GMT
    I think you will find that electronics are usually built with an off switch.

    Try setting your phone to the "off" mode during your sleeping period.
  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:35 PM GMT
    StudlyScrewRite said Bitch, bitch, bitch.

    Turn OFF your text-message notification tone & vibration......

    OR

    Use your brain and
    TURN OFF THE CELL WHILE YOU SLEEP AND STOP BEING A WHINY BITCH!
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    One, my phone is old school and doesn't turn off the ringer separately of the text message. Two, you seem to be unable to read more than two sentences because I clearly stated this is my only line in the house and I need it on in case of emergencies, which have happened. Three, the point is an issue of respect. I shouldn't have to worry about getting a text at 6 AM because someone like you thinks well, he must be asking for it because he left his cell phone on. Wrong. I deserve to be left alone while I am sleeping. And finally, the reason why I bitched here is because it was an RJer who sent me that text message (not Lostboy, whom I'd first have my way with and then cut him).
  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    Delivis saidI think you will find that electronics are usually built with an off switch.

    Try setting your phone to the "off" mode during your sleeping period.


    see point about having only one line in case and needing to be contact in case of emergencies and then see second point about it being a matter of common decency and that shouldn't have to deal with it.
  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:38 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidsend me your phone no. I want to see what happens if I txt you at 4.30am
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  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:41 PM GMT
    chuckystud said
    I COULD turn off texts, pix, and vids, at night, but, we have networking monitoring in place, that we NEED to catch. Some common SENSE on the part of the person communicating with you goes A LONG WAY. You being a moron shouldn't become a problem for me. Fucking idiots.


    Someone gets it!
  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidTrue story...


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  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 said
    ejay79 saidOne of these nights at work, at 3am I'm gonna call the worst offenders... hehehe.

    You should. ... icon_twisted.gif


    I will also take advantage of then cut accomplices
  • calibro

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    Apr 01, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    PAJohn saidSleep deprivation makes some people a little cranky.

    Can we send you an email at 6 AM or will that piss you off too?



    Only if it's dripping with sarcasm and negligent of a larger point.
  • oursirpeace

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    Apr 01, 2010 5:14 PM GMT
    A friend of mine out west used to text me at 3 in the morning asking if he can call me, when I tried to call him during the day or at night he never EVER picked it up. He wouldn't listen even after I sent him an angry text, so I emailed him saying I have reached my text limit please don't text ever again, I think he's seriously slow.