Texting “Pet Peeves”
Have you seen this video? It’s hilarious — and incredibly accurate. If you’re going to try and tell me that you’re a girl who does not over-analyze text messages from guys, I’m going to call you a liar.
Watching this video made me think about all of the times that I’ve gotten genuinely worked up over a simple text message. What does he mean? What is she trying to say? Whyyyyyy isn’t he responding? Did she seriously just say that to me? (I swear I’m not crazy. Okay, maybe a little.)
Today I thought I’d share with you some of my personal Texting Pet Peeves. I have dozens and dozens — hi Bull! — but here are the top five WORST offenders, in my opinion.
When I see that someone has responded to me with a “K”, a small part of my soul dies. “K”? “K”???????? Are you seriously “K”-ing me right now?!? There is only one thing in the world worse than being on the receiving end of a “K” text, and that is being on the receiving end of a “K.” text. Did you seriously just take the time to properly punctuate your “K” before sending it to me? Why, yes. You did. And now I, in turn, have lost the will to live.
2. The “I’m Having More Fun Than You” Text
Great. I get it. You’re in sunny Puerto Rico drinking a Mai Tai and tanning your cheeks — both pairs, most likely — while I sit here at my desk at 9PM on a Friday crying into my keyboard. But no, please continue to send me pictures of the sand, the ocean and the beautiful sunset. The 99 pictures you already sent me weren’t enough.
3. People Who Don’t Use Words
I like Nicholas Cage as much as the next guy, but this picture of him surrounded by sparkles and rainbows really did not answer my question.
There’s a time and place for taking pictures of yourself — the time being Selfie Sunday and the place being Snapchat. If I didn’t ask you to send me a selfie, please refrain. I don’t need to see a picture of you walking to work. Or a texting from the toilet. Or lying in your bed in the morning. Or eating a burrito. Thank you in advance.
(Okay, I can’t lie. This isn’t really a pet peeve. I love me a good selfie.)
5. Emoticon Over-Usage
If I didn’t understand what you meant before, adding 18 shrimp emoticons to your text message probably isn’t going to get us anywhere.
What are some of your texting pet peeves? Are you guilty of any of the above? Spill!
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