Wednesday, December 29, 2010


While back in the US after 18 months away I was blown away by how big texting has become.  Texting was definitely around when we left but mostly amongst the younger crowd.  This time EVERYONE was texting.  I'm pretty sure babies were texting from the womb and 80 year old grandmothers were texting from their motorized scooters. 

My Mom was texting.  My Mom.  That was seriously scary.  (I'll share more about that later.  Be on the look out.  You won't want to miss it.) 

I can't tell you how many times I was in a conversation with someone only to be interrupted by a text message they received that HAD to be answered right then.  Hello!  I haven't seen you in 18 months and I have only a few hours or days with you think you can take a break from the texting?!  I so feel like I've turned into an old bitty my Grandma talking about how evil technology has corrupted the world.

We text in Africa.  In fact I much prefer texting to calling....I hate making phone calls.  I think it's a weird phobia.  I would never interrupt a conversation I was having to read or answer a text though.  I want the person I'm talking to to feel valued.  Maybe I'm old fashioned?  Maybe Africa has changed me.  (Relationships are very important here.  Above almost all else.)  I'm not sure.  But, I don't think I'll be changing on this one anytime soon.

What is your opinion on the texting craze?

Kind regards,

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you! Even most all phone calls can wait while you are visiting with company in my opinion. I'm not into the whole texting craze either, but unlike you, I would rather just pick up the phone and call.


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