Friday, November 18, 2011

November Thankful #18

In honor of Thanksgiving, I'm doing daily thankful posts. I'd love it if you'd join me by commenting here or on MichiGal's Facebook page.

November 18

Product DetailsToday I am thankful for texting. Maybe I've mentioned once or twice that I'm not crazy about talking on the phone? I mean I can sit and chat on the phone for an hour with my mom or my very best friends, but I get phone anxiety about making calls to anyone I don't know or don't know well. (And I virtually never answer the phone if I don't recognize the number). Whether it's to make an appointment, inquire about something, RSVP to a party, whatever; I have to plan out the conversation before I dial. 

The other thing about phone calls is that, like everyone else, I'm so freaking busy all the time. You know how you call someone for just a quick second to ask a question, and then you get sucked into a telephone time warp, and before you know it you've been on the phone for 30 minutes? I'm easily sidetracked as it is, and I feel like I'm being rude if I cut the conversation short or just ask my question and say good-bye. I feel like I need to make some small talk. Texting is beautifully efficient in comparison.

Don't misunderstand: I love when the phone rings and I look at my caller ID and it's one of my friends or someone I want to talk to! But sometimes, time is of the essence, and sending a text is a whole lot easier and quicker.

  • Helps me get my point across quickly and succinctly. 
  • Eases my anxiety of calling someone I don't know all that well. 
  • Is convenient! I can quietly text someone in a place where it might be rude to talk on the phone.
  • Is a good way to relay information and keep it handy on my phone. For example, I can ask someone to text me an address or phone number, and I don't have to worry about writing it down or losing it. 
Technology is a beautiful thing. What will they come up with next? 

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