Sometimes I miss the “art” of text messaging, or SMS:ing, as I am used to calling it.
I miss not being able to do it more here in the US. Texting seems to be something only teenagers here in the US do. OR, so the media tells us, over and over again.
Every time you’re reading an article about SMS:ing here in this country it is always geared towards teenagers.
Oh, how I wish it was more like in Europe where all ages use texting. I think it is the perfect tool to keep in touch with. Just send out a message to your friend, and voila he/she will get it. You don’t have to disturb the person with a phone call. It is super easy and fast! And hopefully you’ll get your response within seconds.
When I am in Scandinavia I am using SMS’s all the time. That is mainly how I keep in touch with my friends. That is how we decide what we’ll do, and where we’ll meet. And wait!!! Hello! We are not teenagers! Whooho! No try 35+, which is our age group.
EVERYBODY at home is using the smart little device on their mobile phones. If I, for example, want to contact my Mom while out on the town I simply text her, same with my aunt. So, you see, all generations are texting.
And, if you have a doctor’s appointment or a dentist appointment they will simply remind you of your appointment over your mobile, in a text-message.
If you are going on vacation and want to cancel your paper, well, then all you have to do is to SMS the big papers and let them now. And so on, and so forth…
Once here in the US I did SMS one of my American friends. I asked her to meet us at the local pool. Needless to say I never got a response. Later, when I asked her, she said she had no idea what to do when replying.
So, even though I taught her how to text we have never SMS:ed since that time.
I have taught Peter the art of it, and now he can appreciate how fast and efficient it is. But what is the point when you can hardly use it?
I so wish it turned out as big here as it is in Europe.
A couple of weeks ago here in the DC-area we had an extremely windy day. It was so stormy that the school system decided to close early. Lucky me, I was in front of my computer and I saw the e-mail that the school sent out, in which it said it would close 2 hours early. If I had been out shopping, or out with a friend, or just out etc, I would have had no idea about the early closing. See, how perfect it would have been if my county would have informed us all with a text-message.
No, give text/SMS a break and a chance, and realize that it is NOT only for teenagers.
Folks, my dream house in Reston is sold! Yup, I saw the “Sold” sign the other week!
Some lucky person bought it. The house was on the market for about 9 months, but now THAT lucky bastard will move in there.
I can see an up-swing in the market now. It seems like it has finally turned around. Hey, maybe we can put this town-house up for sale soon? The question is:…are we ready??? IIIIIHHHH!!!