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What are your texting pet peeves?

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7 Texting Habits That Are Highly Annoying

Posted by Nicole Fabian-Weber on January 15, 2013 

textingI love texting. Call me Textasaurus Rex. Or Tyrannosaurus Text. Your choice. But I love texting. Love it, love it, love it. It's about 4,000 times easier than making an actual phone call. (Phone call? What's that, you dinosaur?) It's convenient ("What time r u gonna be home?" "7"). And it takes the awkwardness out of communicating via cell with people you're not besties with. (Have you ever been nervous to send a text? Prolly not.)

But still. There are a few annoying habits people engage in while texting -- and here r 7 of thm.

Using "Y" or "N" for "yes" or "no". I admit, I've done this, but it's f*cking ridiculous. I mean, how hard is it to type "es" or "o"? I know we're all busy, but come on.

The ridiculously long text. Like I said, I'm all about texting, but if what you're writing goes into three long separate texts, just call. It'll probably be quicker.

The text that says, "Just left you a message." You're probably not answering your phone for a reason -- be it you're busy, or you just don't want to. You'll get around to calling back when you get around to calling back. And it's kind of a trick, because if you text back, the person knows you're there and dodged their call. 

The million texts in a row before you get a chance to respond. Ever pick up your phone and realize you have, like, 10 texts -- from the same person? That's annoying!

The Emoji-obsessed texter. Emojis are cute, and sometimes, they can get a point across better than actual words can (which is really sad). But when you start sending messages that contain a pill, a girl dancing, a bunny, and a bowl of ramen-looking soup, you have a problem. 

Using abbreviations to the point of making your text unreadable. There are the classics: "U" instead of "you"; "idk" instead of "I don't know"; "OMG" for -- what does that even stand for anymore? But then there are the texts that are literally nothing but abbrevs. Stp tht. See? You probably didn't even know what I said there! I said: Stop that!

Having texting be your only form of communication. Texting is convenient, but come on guys, let's not all turn into a bunch of voiceless drones with robo-fast thumbs.

What are your texting pet peeves?

by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 2:24 PM
Replies (81-90):
moosesmom
by Silver Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 5:50 PM

All of the above! I'm not a text kind of person anyway, so the whole thing annoys me. Lol. But I understand things are different nowadays so I'm adjusting. 

littleleesmom
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM
The million texts in a row before you get a chance to respond. Ever pick up your phone and realize you have, like, 10 texts -- from the same person? That's annoying!

This!!!

HPfanatic
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:59 PM
I hate it when people text "k"
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mommie004
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Getting pointless txt at 3 am when I'm sleeping. A girl we know txt us "Happy Birthday to ME!!" at 3 am on her birthday, we aren't even friends with her and she sends us pictures of her kids and other crap, all at night.

kellysparkles
by Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:38 PM

"The million texts in a row..." one is spot on!

 I have one friend that is neurotic and she'll blow up my phone.  I have a newborn (9 days old) and I haven't been as text-active lately because I'm preoccupied (she has a child already, so she understands) but the other day I woke up for a 3am feeding and had 27 texts. 

TWENTY FRICKIN SEVEN!!!!

She started telling me about a fight between her and her bf, then progressed to ask about how my newborn is, then asked why I was ignoring her, then asked "hello?!" in five or six messages, then I had two missed calls from her, then more messages.  Seriously.  Three in the dang morning.

Luv.My.Kidz
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:55 PM

I hate when people don't capitalize first letters of names, I, etc. Also, appreviations piss me off when they are overused. 

vinalex0581
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:12 PM

i can't relate. i do all except the "just left you a message part" and the Emojis......i think. i don't even know what a Emojis is.

i do smiley faces.  like this:

=D

or this

=)

or this

=p

MrsKoolaidPunk
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:21 PM

When someone responds with "oh" or worse.."o"

PoplarGrove
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 1:50 AM

For me it's shortening words.  In the era of the old school phones where you had to press 2 4 times to type a "c" the abbreviations made sense.  Now...not so much.  Almost everyone has a qwerty keyboard. It takes a millisecond more time to type "you" instead of U.  

My biggest pet peeve is when someone texts me something like "how r u doin 2day?"  I actually filter out potential dates this way.  

babygomez
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 3:17 AM

Actually, it's more like FB typing pet peeves!!

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