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Old 11-25-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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I was prompted to write this rant after receiving a thanksgiving day text message from someone I havent talked to in several months. I've already recieved 4 this morning. Anything below in {brackets} are actual, real time "I recieved it while I was typing this rant", messages.

It seems like every holiday, I get some ridiculous number of texts from people I don't normally talk to saying "Happy <HOLIDAY>!!!!"

Okay, I think it's perfectly acceptable for someone to send me a text message wishing me a wonderful day if I talk to them on a regular basis. Case in point, I sent my GF a text first thing this morning.

What I detest is people that I don't talk to on a regular basis sending generic and impersonal text messages {oh lookey, I just got another text from someone that I've seen once in the last year} to me and 34 of their closest address book entries.

It's Thanksgiving. It's an absolutely perfect day to reconnect with friends that you haven't talked to in several months - as long as you do it before or after dinner time. Mass texting is the wrong way to do it - if someone wants to 'reconnect' with me after a few months, then they need to dial my damn phone number and hit the TALK button.

I think I read a long time ago, with regard to e-cards:

When a woman gets an E-card, it's a big deal. If she's at work, she invites her co-workers over to see her E-card. If she's at home, she forces her family to come look. Either way, she is absolutely thrilled beyond joy, because for a woman, it is truly the thought that counts.

When a man gets an E-card, it is the equivalent of spam or unsolicited email. If it is from someone he cares about, he may open it briefly. If it is from someone he doesn't care about, he won't. But either way, it is quickly deleted and forgotten. {Oh hey, another mother ******* text message - I haven't spoke to this dude in well over a year}

I'd better go back and put a {bracket} disclaimer at the top of this post...

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Completely agree.
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