I just found out that our company phones come with unlimited texting. I was a bit worried there for a while because I started using the feature thinking that it would be cheaper then a bunch of one minute phone calls here and there.
Man, after talking to some friends this weekend I realised how wrong I could have been if my boss got a bill as if each text was 20 cents (or more!). That would have been an interesting meeting. Since I’m sure he doesn’t even know what a text message is.
Anyway, I’ve begun to delve into teh world of text messaging except I’m such a dork at it. A nOOb as some might say? I was texting a friend the other day and got completely “owned”, except she used the term pawned, I think (the hell?).
Clearly I take way too much time to compose text messages and take great effort to actually spell complete words (with correct puncuation and all) like a complete dumb-ass. Apparently this is a no-no in the text world, of which my friend is the Queen.
So, I should be using this service with more fury, hipness, and fonics and less T-9, right?
Example of friends text message to follow (in reponse to my text - “Are you still at the beach?”);
At first it looked like she just mashed the key pad with the side of her fist a few times. Then after close scrutiny I was able to decipher the message. Apparently she’s got a burst appendix and is on her way to the ER. Right?
Help me out here, what am I doing wrong?
Help me become a more fluent, less owned texter. Please.
(Feel free to interject your own text speak)