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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 08:59 PM
Time to complain......

Just curious how many people do this. The reason why I bring this up,I was at Target tonight checking out and this cashier pulls his cell phone and and is texting some one while I am checking out. I wanted to choke him. I have seen people walk into stores and appear to be talking to someone with that damn Star Trek Borg thing in there ear and being checked out, that is rude.

I guess I just don't get it, I am 38 yrs old and I think it's the younger generation sometimes, but then I see people my age an older dong it. Why not call and talk to them instead of sitting and there punching words into a cell phone. It would be easier I think. I see people at my place of work going out on break doing this. Do people feel they have to be in contact with others constantly or is there something that important going on all of he time? When police see people doing this they need to be ticketed with a HEFTY fine. I have been hit by someone who was doing this, they are lucky my son was okay, or it would have been ugly. What can be going on that is so important and that people need tell others instantly? What happened to the days of leaving some one a note, waiting to you got home and etc...

I just got a cell phone about 3 yrs ago beacuse I needed to be more available to the hospital I work at due to my position there. If that was not the case, I would walk out my front door and toss it in the lake. Sorry..just had to get that off of my chest!

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 09:07 PM
I text on occasion because it's just easier than making an actual call for certain things. But my 23 yr. old daughter? The month after she graduated college last year she had 9106 text messages for that month. It's still a topic of conversation around here. Everytime I look at her it seems like she's texting. But at least she's got it down to about 5000 a month. BTW If that checkout guy worked for me? I'd fire him on the spot.
 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 09:09 PM
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I text on occasion because it's just easier than making an actual call for certain things. But my 23 yr. old daughter? The month after she graduated college last year she had 9106 text messages for that month. It's still a topic of conversation around here. Everytime I look at her it seems like she's texting. But at least she's got it down to about 5000 a month. BTW If that checkout guy worked for me? I'd fire him on the spot.


I guess I still don't understand how it's easier then calling. If anyone text's in my family they will do it on there own dime.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 09:10 PM
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Same here.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 09:10 PM
I've tried texting.

i still have a rotary phone, so haven't figured out how to do it yet.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 09:13 PM
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Same here.


I saw the manager at the front of the store, and I about said something.I should have, but I did not want to get my blood pressure worked up and I had to pick my son up from bass lessons.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 09:27 PM
I certainly don't condone it, but there may be a few reasons to do it sometimes.....like, my 15 year old daughter doesn't want to talk to dad when she's somewhere with her friends.....it's just not cool...but she will respond to a text. Also, my wife's family is in New Zealand so once in a while our nephew will text us back and forth a bit at 25 cents a pop instead of talking to us at 25+ cents a minute and we can text back and forth as our schedule allows. As far as people texting while driving?..... ...it is against the law to talk on a cellphone where I live but it isn't against the law to text while weaving around in your lane.....go figure......I have to remind myself that you can get arrested for road rage and just zoom on by them and leave them behind....usually scratching the side of my face with a particular finger.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 09:38 PM
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I text on occasion because it's just easier than making an actual call for certain things. But my 23 yr. old daughter? The month after she graduated college last year she had 9106 text messages for that month. It's still a topic of conversation around here. Everytime I look at her it seems like she's texting. But at least she's got it down to about 5000 a month. BTW If that checkout guy worked for me? I'd fire him on the spot.


I guess I still don't understand how it's easier then calling. If anyone text's in my family they will do it on there own dime.


It's easier if you don't want to talk to them.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:04 PM
My gfriend and I are unfortunately in different cities and
separated by 350 miles. We get to see each other about
once a month or so on average. We communicate in a lot
of diff ways : phone calls once or twice a week, email, instant
message on Yahoo, post cards, and texting. We flirt with each
other maybe a half-dozen times a day by sending little text notes
to each other ... is a great way to kinda stay in almost continuous
touch as we go about our lives. Not chained to the computer, I
can text her I am at the ball game watching my kids, or I just sold
a big job, or that I am crazy about her, ... all w/o necessarily needing
to get into a full-fledged telephone conversation that may or may
not be convenient for either of us at that particular moment.
And that is only half of it ... I also receive the same from her. By the
way I am almost 54 ... I recommend it to people in a love-life situation
similar to mine. Is a great way to flirt with cutesy one-liners !!

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:08 PM
As for cost ... I upgraded my Verizon plan. For about
an extra $10 per month I get unlimited texting.

 

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 10:28 PM
I have friends that take 10 minutes worth of conversation to say one thing. I love them and wouldn't want it any other way. But...

It's 100% easier to send a simple text, that they can answer at their leisure vs. calling. Same thing, to me, as sending an email. Quick easy and painless. Kids take things to far, but that's the case with everything.

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  posted on 9/11/2008 at 11:02 PM
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Same here.


ditto....

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 06:31 AM
I text all the time and I'm old

It kinda evolved as I started hanging out wth folks who txt'ed all the time. I just adjusted my calling plan and it's a normal part of my day.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 06:51 AM
One thing I like about texts and emails over a phone call is that you can think about what you're going to say.

Somebody asks me a question? I can give it some thought and reply at my leisure (as another poster said). It's also a good tool to have if you're someplace REALLY LOUD, e.g., a concert. Think about the last time some obnoxious pr*ck spent half of your favorite concert jabbering on his cell phone . . . now think about him sitting quitely in his seat for half the show "typing."

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 07:44 AM
I guess I am just old fashioned, I like technology , but having a phone in your ear all the time and texting people constantly just annoys me. Sometimes I just wished I lived on a mountain away from it all....maybe some day.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 07:53 AM
I think it's generational. I had texted very little until a year ago. I had one girlfriend who used to text me if one of us was in a meeting or something and we needed to communicate something. Then I became friends with a woman in her 20s and she started texting me all the time. I would call her back and she wouldn't answer, but texted all night. I don't get it myself, but it's what "they" do.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:05 AM
Texting is fun! I dig acronyms.


 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:33 AM
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Same here.




I would had walked out and left the product on the counter. If I was in the middle of the transaction, I would get on the PA and yell for the manager.


Paging Mike Hunt....................Paging Mike Hunt


Or excuse me


Texting Mike Hunt.....................Texting Mike Hunt

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:36 AM
The only time it was useful was when I was passing on a Beacon setlist for someone to post as it occurred, due to the loud factor. And yeah, I think alot of people overuse their cells. Please hang up and drive (I wish people could see their own weaving, slowing and speeding, no turn signals, etc while driving and talking). And when I give them the horn for veering into my lane, they get mad because I'm trying to save us both from a wreck. What is that?

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:38 AM
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The only time it was useful was when I was passing on a Beacon setlist for someone to post as it occurred, due to the loud factor. And yeah, I think alot of people overuse their cells. Please hang up and drive (I wish people could see their own weaving, slowing and speeding, no turn signals, etc while driving and talking). And when I give them the horn for veering into my lane, they get mad because I'm trying to save us both from a wreck. What is that?


There is nothing that scares me more on my motorcycle than these idiots trying to drive and talk/text at the same time. I just cannot fathom why someone can't spend 15 minutes in the car without getting on the phone.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:41 AM



. I just cannot fathom why someone can't spend 15 minutes in the car without getting on the phone.


I agree.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:42 AM
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The only time it was useful was when I was passing on a Beacon setlist for someone to post as it occurred, due to the loud factor. And yeah, I think alot of people overuse their cells. Please hang up and drive (I wish people could see their own weaving, slowing and speeding, no turn signals, etc while driving and talking). And when I give them the horn for veering into my lane, they get mad because I'm trying to save us both from a wreck. What is that?


There is nothing that scares me more on my motorcycle than these idiots trying to drive and talk/text at the same time. I just cannot fathom why someone can't spend 15 minutes in the car without getting on the phone.



There is nothing more that drives me crazy is someone in the fast lane, putting along talking on their cellphone. I guess before long they will have cellphone lanes..............

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:46 AM
There's a time and a place to text and talk on the cell phone. Behind the wheel is NOT one of them.

We have a five phone plan at my house with 2100 shared talk minutes. After 9PM and on weekends, it's free. We have unlimited texting since my daughters like to text, so to save talk minutes, we text. It's economic for us.

 

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  posted on 9/12/2008 at 08:52 AM
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Texting is fun! I dig acronyms.


Me too. Like MILF.

 

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The only time it was useful was when I was passing on a Beacon setlist for someone to post as it occurred, due to the loud factor. And yeah, I think alot of people overuse their cells. Please hang up and drive (I wish people could see their own weaving, slowing and speeding, no turn signals, etc while driving and talking). And when I give them the horn for veering into my lane, they get mad because I'm trying to save us both from a wreck. What is that?


There is nothing that scares me more on my motorcycle than these idiots trying to drive and talk/text at the same time. I just cannot fathom why someone can't spend 15 minutes in the car without getting on the phone.



There is nothing more that drives me crazy is someone in the fast lane, putting along talking on their cellphone. I guess before long they will have cellphone lanes..............


Talking or not, left lane hogs really drive me to distraction. I should go to state trooper school to learn the pit maneuver (clipping the rear quarter panel to induce a spin, NASCAR style). I'm kidding, but someday, Alice, to the moon!

 

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