you ever feel like you're not cut out for texting culture?

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Postby easy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:28 am

like don't get me wrong I love the fact that i've almost completely eliminated voicemails from my life, but I just don't know if I'll ever be able to text as much as this world asks me to

different forms of texting anxiety I experience:
- suddenly needing to find a place to stop away from the busy sidewalk I'm on to compose a series of texts that can't wait
- suddenly needing to text in the middle of having an in-person conversation with someone and apologizing profusely because I can't listen, respond, and draft texts at the same time
- getting texts from people that are cool & nice but not urgent and then forgetting to text them back
- going to text someone and being confronted with the fact that I forgot to text them back three days ago and now it would seem shitty to just paste that copied tweet and expect a response
- worrying that I'm saying "hahaha" to much and not carrying an equal amount of weight in this conversation
- everything I've written up until this point, except worrying that another other person is experiencing it in response to me
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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:32 am

The great thing about texts is that they are an asynchronous way to communicate, so I don't think there's anything sudden about them, just ignore them till you get to a spot where it's comfortable for you to respond. Fuck em if they can't wait and won't call.

The rest seem more like over worry problems than texting problems.
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Postby new blood, » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:34 am

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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:34 am

I worry that I use exclamation points too much in text based communications with irl friends
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Postby new blood, » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:36 am

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Postby brent » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:38 am

i text back and forth with like 5 people
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Postby mystery meat » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:40 am

buddy it's the only thing i'm cut out for
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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:40 am

The only people I call are official business types, calling a friend is a super rare thing for me

I love communicating via text, it's much better than having to talk/pay attention/think about what I'm going to say on the fly
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Postby dusky » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:42 am

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Postby easy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:44 am

don't even get me started on group texts

and then these fucking green texters who end up responding to a group text in a separate thread of their own :x
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Postby john plainman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:45 am

I don't talk to anyone which solves all of those dilemmas
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Postby Self Destructive Zone » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:46 am

I used my phone to watch porn once and ever since my buttons randomly push so when I text people it starts typing numbers or spaces and selecting words I don't mean so sometimes it takes me like four or five times to type a word the whole time I'm in public yelling fucking goddamn it at my phone. it also happens when I board on my phone. be careful my fellow pornheads!
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Postby grammatron » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:51 am

I love to text. Text me any time at 666-420-6969
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Postby mites » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:52 am

The key here is to relegate everyone to a group chat, slowly stop talking or seeing them and then abandoning the idea of companionship all together
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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:53 am

The most I ever identified with Community was the episode where Britta was calling someone and Troy said "Ew, she's old, she still thinks phones are for calling people"
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Postby easy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:58 am

fwiw the number grammatron posted is fake. I just checked.
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Postby new blood, » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:08 am

I love a good phone chat
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Postby galactagogue » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:09 am

i think the cool thing abtou texts is i really only maintain convos w people who respect that some times i wont text back right away but you can rely on me texting back eventually. and as long as you have the patience for that, we good.

texts that ask something of me immediately stress me out tho. also fuck arguing over text.
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Postby new blood, » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:10 am

Love to say "call ya back something came up" send a selfie to them and call them back

It's a miracle I have irl friends
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Postby easy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:11 am

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:12 am

I'm not into texting culture but I also prefer texting to phone calls, so u kno
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:13 am

you people said i was stupid for wishing i had an away message app for texting but it honestly would be great to be able to just have something like “in a meeting can’t text til whenever” so people don’t think you’re ignoring them
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:13 am

i forgot to respond to eyeball kids text the other night because i got drunk
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:14 am

Such a thing exists. I was on the receiving end of one just the other day.
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:14 am

well shit i gotta look it up
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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:14 am

mcwop23 wrote:i forgot to respond to eyeball kids text the other night because i got drunk

I could tell by your initial response
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Postby mcwop23 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:15 am

“i can’t respond because i’m playing a game that takes up the whole screen”
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Postby easy » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:15 am

eyeball kid never texts me wtf
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Postby Kenny » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:19 am

mcwop23 wrote:you people said i was stupid for wishing i had an away message app for texting but it honestly would be great to be able to just have something like “in a meeting can’t text til whenever” so people don’t think you’re ignoring them

This is a good idea imho
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Postby G_S » Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:27 am

i'm trying to take the labor of contact like this more seriously because I tend to push it on my wife out of apathy, but now I'm remembering that I'm the kind of person who sits around grinding my teeth waiting for a response from my sister about lunch or whatever, freaking out bc it takes too long, etc.
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