We Don't Talk Anymore - 10/31/13
When texting started becoming the rage, I'll admit I wasn't much of a fan. It seemed impersonal to me. We were communicating but we weren't talking. I couldn't hear the inflection in your voice. Sarcasm is harder to identify when relying solely on the written word. That's all still true, but I have changed my mind about texting.
While I still prefer talking to people, I text quite a lot. I've come to understand I can get a text message in and an answer back during times I absolutely can't answer the phone and you can't either. I can receive and respond to a text in a meeting, movie, you name it. And I have. I can send a text and not break connection with my family to do it.
It's just a flat out faster way to communicate in many cases. I know this never happens to you, but I find I can send a text without getting bogged down in a potentially protracted conversation that I may not be in a position to have. There, I said it. I'm a fan. I have moved from reluctant texter to frequent flyer. How about you?