The DJ on the radio had an interesting topic today about people's obsessions with text messaging. Now this is a Top 40 station, with the listener demographic running from early teen to middle-age.
A lot of callers chimed in with stories about their kids text messaging each other while in the SAME room, or while AT the Christmas dinner table. Then one adolecent called in to defend texting by saying "it taught kids to read!"
The DJ quickly put the girl in her place by asking her to read her last two messages.
The first one?
"Hey" (Wow, now that WAS important).
The second one?
"What are you doing later?" (Another earth-shattering emergency message).
Then he asked her if "You" was spelled "U". Um, yeah, she sheepishly admitted it was.
"And was "Are" spelled "R"?" he further queried? Of course it was!
"I said it taught kids to READ, not SPELL."
But the best one was the fellow who phoned in to say while on a date, his female friend actually said "LOL" to his face.
That was the end of the date for him.
I had to shake my head at how lazy people are becoming... using acronyms instead of attempting to speak properly to each other in real life.
How sad, I thought...
... until I remembered what I did today while taking the dog out the back door for her morning constitutional.
I told all three cats sitting in the kitchen waiting for their breakfast:
Yes, I SAID "BRB".
Yeah, they sure won't understand that.
I mean, really. They don't even HAVE thumbs to text message.
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