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There is one group of people I hate. Texters

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posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:40 PM
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Don't quit. You've got to figure out how to make a sport of it ... and then you can occasionally entertain us with a war story. I like war stories.




posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 06:56 PM
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Especially when I sit in front of somebody texting in a movie theater on a monday afternoon during the previews...this gun in my pants is making me itch. But that cell phone is going to kill someone.

Text happens.



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:02 PM
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You arent the retired cop who yesterday killed that man in the theatre for texting his daughter during the previews were you????

www.npr.org...

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posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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When people annoy me in movie theaters with Texting during the movie I would throe red hots at them now I will just bring a laser pointer.


Nah I don't or wouldn't do that I was just kidding...or am I?



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:30 PM
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OMG...

Stfu!

Heh



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 07:36 PM
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reply to post by mysterioustranger
 


Hmmmm. No I don't get all that emotional over it. But I do vent some steam.

Keep buying the MSM line though.



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 08:42 PM
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With you there - my favorites (on the negative scale) are those that think they can do anything while texting. Some of the better examples include:
-Rolling through a red light that has been red for about a minute (She just kept going, and going, and going).
-Walking through lampposts like a ghost (can anyone say broken nose?).
-Riding a bike with no hands, because both are on the cell phone.

My cell phone is so old that when someone says "I'll text you", I get a serious look on my face and start with: "Y' know, back in my day texting cost $10 per megabyte of use...". My current phone is a Motorola Razr, the very first model that they stopped making about 2 years back.

Strange enough, I have the same dating policy - if I'm on a date, my phone only comes out and stays within reach of the bluetooth for emergencies. Why? Because, if I'm on a date, I'm there to see her, not give my thumbs a workout


-fossilera



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 09:08 PM
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violet
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Ok, sorry I misunderstood

I think you should have gave her an explanation as to why she had to be so embarrassed from being walked out on so abruptly. You say you just got up and left. That's rather abrupt.
As it turns out she did something "wrong". Wrong in your book of rules.
So that's how you handle a situation when someone doesn't act how you think they should? Just run away like a baby having a tantrum? Are you that incredible to be with, that one should not miss any precious moment to give all their attention to YOU?

How about you just don't ask her out on a second date?

I don't like the texting either. I agree with you on that but we cannot pretend texting isn't so common in this day and age.


Well hell, now there you go...getting me to think of other options. Maybe something like this?

*Takes cell phone out and turns it off in front of the date*

"I don't want to be distracted while I am out with such a lovely woman."

To cheesy?

I can be a pretty decent guy when not in Hulk mode. The "Other Guy" can be quite rude at times.

edit on 14-1-2014 by TDawgRex because: Just a ETA



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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I guess that I am at my wits end when it comes to texting. I prefer social contact. This is the only social media site that I visit, but that is also because of the many and varied topics that we discuss here. So when I'm home alone with nothing to do...you'll find me here.


What my husband and I have observed more often than not is a family out at a restaurant with little to no conversation.
They are all either on a phone texting/playing, even the young 2-5 year old kids. If it's not a phone they are playing with it's a damn tablet.
At the dinner table.....no communication between them, all have their heads down
Pitiful really IMO

And yes, unless it's an emergency, it's damn rude to be playing with your phone while at the table with someone
Not to mention at a movie theater.....ugh!!!!!!
Damn annoying

Oh and I can't count the numerous times we've nearly been hit due to lack of paying attention while driving -- yes, you can see them with the stupid phone in hand--
Shifting lanes without looking, swerving, pulling in front of us only to slow down to 45-50 MPH on a busy interstate [70 MPH] while we are pulling a trailer
That's the first thing you idiots who insist on texting while driving do is let your foot up off the gas.

Yep, we feel the same as you when it comes to texting
Annoying and rude as hell IMO

I've met very few people that actually do it because of work
And at that, it's a brief text --1-- not 2 dozen back and forth
*shakes head*

S&F for you kind Sir




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posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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settle down old timer we dont want you to snap and blow some one away when you take your date to a movie.
next time your on your date why not text her with a smart comment when she starts texting, you should have put this in the relationship forum,lol



posted on Jan, 14 2014 @ 10:46 PM
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PLAYERONE01
settle down old timer we dont want you to snap and blow some one away when you take your date to a movie.
next time your on your date why not text her with a smart comment when she starts texting, you should have put this in the relationship forum,lol


I thought this was cute and funny, but I would never do so.



But this isn't just about dating...it's about people taking their eyes off their toys and seeing the world.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 03:17 AM
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I have a phone call me! Same reason I do not use Stupidbook. I have a phone! Yay! I really cannot stand it when someone is even on the phone and driving. I get completely out of the car. I tell them flat out I will not ride with you if you are going to risk my life while having that phone glued to your ear. Not to mention how disrespectful it is. Once I was riding downtown in a taxi. I looked to my right and here is a female about 28 to 32 with a bowl and spoon. Spooning something out of the bowl into her face as she drove down a 4 lane HWY at approximately 60 miles per hour. Are you serious? I miss natural selection so so badly.

There is a promo for a new show on TV I cant even recall it. The guy finally gets mad at his kids and screams. "You might be able to catch the dang(curse word) ball if you'd get off the G(really bad curse word) phone!" The girls texting while hes trying to play catch with the kids on Christmas. I laughed so hard. It is so true. It's not about the world to them. Look at how their brain is wired. Most people today are thinking about genitalia or money. Not interested in even knowing you if that consumes your life. There is far more to it then that and you have a very rude awakening coming towards the end of your life if that's what you used it for.


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posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 05:48 AM
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As usual, couldn't agree with you more, TDawg.
Lots of good contributions here, too.
And yeah its the families who can't converse cause they're all locked into their respective units... brutal.

One day while sitting in a waiting room I was entertained by all the cell-phone users. Most had their units out by the time they were fully seated.

I couldn't help but chuckle outloud when a mother-daughter team entered. It seemed to be a contest to see which one could be on their phones the fastest. The daughter was no older than 4.

Wasn't sure if there was an irony in the clear sign that read "No Cell Phone Usage" - does that count if you're texting?

Get with the times. Okay. Incandescent bulbs are bad. So relieved they are banning them.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 06:18 AM
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While i prefer text conversation (be it online or on my phone), I can agree with the frustrating that comes with hanging out with someone or going on a date and them being on their phone constantly. Like, am i not entertaining enough?

Current girl i'm seeing hardly uses her phone, its awesome.

Just like a penis you shouldn't whip it out on the first date



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 06:37 AM
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When I have a choice - I prefer to text rather then talk on the phone with people. Limited words and to the point where as people can drone on for ages about nothing wasting my time until finally getting to the point.

Why waste 20 mins on the phone to someone when the following is much better:

"Pub?"

"Yeah, time?"

"6:30"

Boosh, 10 seconds of texting between 2 people; question given answered and done.

3 places it should never be used:

Cinema
Meal out
In a car (whilst driving)

Apart from that why get angry at people doing it in the street? They are in their own little happy place and if you want to get angry about their personal life which they are keeping private via text etc then you need to re-evaluate your life. The big problem is people using calling friends using "Speaker phone" holding it a foot in front of their faces shouting (aka their version of talking) down the phone as if they are the big "I am".

tl;dr?

Texting in public is not a bad thing, certain situations are bad - Get over it.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 07:40 AM
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I agree, it's rude. Nothing wrong with texting though imo, just being able to disconnect. If there's an absolute need for a date not to shut off their phone, they need to disclose it (Sorry, my boss expects to be able to reach me 24/7). If someone is texting, tweeting, fbing during the entire date... they are more caught up in being on an actual date than getting to know the person they are on the date with.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:29 AM
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Couldn't agree more!!!
Of course, I have two 20 something sons. My god can they text. Although they are learning "mom's" rules pretty fast.
If you want to talk to your mom, you better call her, no text.
And the recent one, since they don't live at home, when you come to see mom, talk to mom. Don't walk in the door and spend the whole time grunting at me, while you text.
You will not be fed if you do.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:37 AM
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chiefsmom
And the recent one, since they don't live at home, when you come to see mom, talk to mom. Don't walk in the door and spend the whole time grunting at me, while you text.
You will not be fed if you do.


Sending them a message through their stomach....if you text, then no Tex-Mex for you.

You're one smart lady!



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 08:58 AM
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I get so tired of seeing people sitting across from one another texting. Put down the dang phone and interact with the person you came with! I can't stand "social media" as it's not social at all. Go out face to face and talk to people, that's social.


I applaud this man.



posted on Jan, 15 2014 @ 09:04 AM
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I like that idea.








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