Trending topics on twitter can be so funny. The last one that I really enjoyed reading was “I can’t be with someone who…”It provided an afternoon of entertainment for me and inspired me to try to make a list of things I don’t want in a partner. If I’m having so much trouble nailing down a “type”, maybe I can’t at least figure out what I don’t want!
I can’t be with someone who…types in chat speak. Especially via text message. I’m a fan of texting. Call me impersonal, call me lazy, call me whatever…I like texting! But I like texting in fully formulated, grammatically-thoughtful ways. Yes, this might lead me to send more than one text message on a subject to complete my thought, but in the long run I feel better sending a real sentence rather than 5 acronyms that are confusing to even me as a composer.
If you’re going to text someone, keep this in mind:
- There is nothing worse than a poorly punctuated text message, if you ask me. I find it irritating because it’s a short burst of thought crammed into a small space. Is it really too much to ask for you to punctuate one sentence and start another? Hello, people! Most cell phones even capitalize the first letter in a new sentence automatically now! Punctuate properly.
- It takes little effort to actually type out “you” instead of “u”. In fact, adding two more characters to “ur” isn’t that much to ask, either.
- I don’t like “ok” and “lol” responses on text. They’re conversation busters. If you have nothing to say, just don’t reply. I will get the hint, promise
The list could go on, but I think this just about covers it. I can’t be with someone who is a bad texter. Stay tuned for more!