I never in a zillion years thought I would write these next few words.
Texting has become a convenient and efficient mode of communication for, um, yours truly.
Oh … the humanity!
I continue to italicize the t-word when I use it on this blog as a verb. Why? Because I want to emphasize the way I verbalize it. I have to add a tone of derision whenever I express the term in the verb form.
Here’s the thing, though: I am finding it to be a useful form of communication.
I need to stipulate something in no uncertain terms. I do not “converse” via my cellular telephone, which has the texting app built into it. My exclusive use of this method of communication is to deliver information. Such as: “See you soon.” Or: “Got it.” Or: “I’ll call.”
I try to remain faithful to my six-word maximum limit on text messages. I have to break it on occasion, but if I do it’s only by just a little. Maybe three or four words. No more!
However, my entry into the 21st-century world of telecommunications has moved along quite nicely.
I am not yet totally comfortable texting messages when I would prefer just to call someone on the phone.
And make no mistake: I’ll continue to add that derisive tone in my voice when I refer to this communication method in its verb form. Please don’t lecture me about the tone in my voice. I’m old. and thus, I am entitled to use whatever inflection I feel like using.