Posts Tagged ‘texting’
A long time ago, when I was in school and computers had green flashing DOS prompts, there came an invention called ‘email’. I got an email account through my school (about the only place you could get one in those days) and waited. I sent some ‘hey, I sent you an email’ emails and I got some back. But my friends used it more: they would send me important things and then rag me for not getting the message.
Was I supposed to check it EVERY DAY??? And why didn’t they just call me? It wasn’t like they didn’t have a phone . . . (Remember there were no attachments back then, so there was nothing in those emails that couldn’t come over the phone.) Other friends of mine played chess via email. Each day they would open the email, post their opponent’s move on the board, think of theirs, then email it back.
I was ready to shank someone! These guys saw each other every day in class, but wouldn’t talk about these chess games at all. I finally got so tired of being reprimanded for not checking daily for my once-weekly, oh-so-important email that I closed the account. Email was stupid. And it was never going to catch on!
Okay – clearly I was so very wrong. And now that there is stuff coming daily, and I can get it on my phone, I LOVE my email.