I've had quite a few experiences lately related to text miscommunication.
I am a texter. I text when I need to send a quick message. While I do like the convenience of texting when needed, it's definitely a love/hate relationship.
When someone doesn't respond, we immediately jump to the worst conclusions. Unrealistic thoughts race through our heads. Are they mad at me? What have I done? What could they possibly be doing to take so long to respond? Are they not telling me something? Suddenly we become insecure, defensive, and assume things.
We would never think something logical was happening. We never assume they are working, or maybe their phone is broken.
Why are we so attached to instant gratification that we have to have that door for texting open all of the time?
There are no boundaries with texting. Whether it's 3 in the morning, or 3 in the afternoon, we are expected to give or receive and immediate response. When there's not, we get our feelings hurt and take it personally.
Remember when we had landlines and had to call someone to get a hold of them? Remember the days when we didn't talk for weeks, and didn't take it personally? Remember when we had to have some patience? Because I do.
As much as I love texting, cell phones, and technology, I do think it's ruining our way of thinking and communicating. Maybe we should go WAY back to when they sent a raven to deliver a message. :)
(Only kidding, just started watching Game of Thrones).
I want to boycott texting for a little while. Who wants to join me? Let's bring back the art of real human interaction that I personally miss very dearly.