I’m not sure I understand this avoision (it’s a word, look it up!) to texting thing. It seems to have come up a couple different places on this board lately. Texting has become my #1 method of communication. Here’s why.
Reasons for texting:
[li]it’s quick[/li][li]it’s easy[/li][li]it’s private (aka, nobody else hears my conversation)[/li][li]it’s respectful of others (nobody is bothered by me yammering away)[/li][li]I don’t have to respond right away if I don’t feel like it[/li][li]I can read exactly what is typed, instead of trying guess what somebody was saying on a noisy phone/bad connection[/li][li]I can text without having to turn down my music or pause my movie or whatever else 'm doing[/li][li]Some of my friends have irritating voices I don’t have to hear[/li][li]Some of my friends ramble on and on. Texting forces them to get to the point.[/li][/ul]
On a personal level: Several years of phone support jobs have conditioned me to the point that when a phone rings that means there is a problem. And I’ll very likely get yelled at. And have unfathomable stupid pumped directly into my earhole. When I hear the phone ring now, I wanna cry under my desk. Even if my wife calls me, I’ll usually bounce it and text her back asking what she is calling about.
Now, sure, there are times when a phone call is better, like say in an emergency. And while talking and driving is dangerous, texting while driving is even worse. Also, I admit the tone of texts can be lost in translation. But I feel the pros far outweighs these minor cons.
So now, what other pros and/or cons might you all have for texting?