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  • February 12, 2018

Check, Mate!

I recently got a little yap flap because I don’t check my phone every ten seconds. Actually, I usually turn the thing off when I leave the house. Main reason is I don’t want to be one of those idiot driver’s checking their phone, and just in case there is anything to that thing about phones killing fishies down there, I’d rather avoid it. But anyway…

The now now now sure likes to come out to play. Someone texts you something and they want you to respond within seconds. Then they text back and you’re left doing that for a whole hour. When guess what? A phone call would have had it over in five minutes. Or there are the ones that want you to text back right away and then take their sweet time responding. So is it any wonder why I avoid that crap?

Same can be said for email, messages anywhere on any social media account, or whatever else is out there. Somehow everyone thinks that their recipient should magically be checking their whatever at the same time they hit send. This would of course require you to constantly monitor whatever it is, be it email, phone, twitter dm, etc., 24/7. Does anyone, anywhere think that is realistic in any way?

Maybe Skynet will come to pass so you can get a chip in your head and be able to check everything as soon as it comes in. Then the robot uprising will come and we’ll all be terminated. Hey, it’s probably more realistic than your recipient being available 24/7.

Responding in a reasonable time frame is all one will get from me. And, yep, I usually respond. Unless it’s King Abubu. Sorry. Plus, for a conversation texting is sooooooo annoying.

Are you the now now now type? Do you get back pronto? Do you enjoy texting at your sea? Keep your phone on you at all times? You know, they are germier than a public toilet seat, right?

Enjoy life, forget the strife.


Alex J. Cavanaugh

2018-02-12 13:50:58 Reply

People are busy. I get that. Although the ones that text asking you to call and then don’t answer drive me crazy.

    Pat Hatt

    2018-02-12 21:24:49 Reply

    haha yeah, that seems rather pointless of them to do, and very annoying indeed.


2018-02-13 12:02:48 Reply

I have to keep telling people we don’t have texting. SO annoying!!! I would rather call or email, and everyone who cares has come to realize I don’t live on here and may take a while to get back to them. If they need me right away, they need to call me!!!

    Pat Hatt

    2018-02-13 21:29:43 Reply

    That is the way to be. Make them call if they want you, otherwise it can wait.

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