To explain what this thing is, I'll just give you an example. Let's say that Rebecca wants to send me the following text message (which text message she has sent before):
1. Eli, I need help right away. There is a dog in my yard. I can't go outside. Also I think I accidentally invited a homeless man to live with me. He took my car to run some errands. That was on Tuesday.
As you can see, the above blathering can very simply be sent in one text message. But Rebecca seems to think that texts have a very strict character limit. Because the above message will be sent like this:
4. I need help.
6. There's a dog.
7. In my yard.
8. A dog in my yard.
10. I can't go outside.
11. Help me.
12. Where are you?
13. I invited a homeless man to live with me.
14. It was an accident.
15. Where is my car?
16. I can't find my car.
17. The homeless man took it.
18. On Tuesday.
19. My gluten allergy is real.
So instead of getting all of that nonsensical information in one concise message, my phone buzzes NINETEEN times within one minute. This will usually happen when I'm in a meeting or driving or trying to sleep BECAUSE IT'S 4:30 IN THE MORNING!!!
And then, in my rage, I will forget to respond to the substance of the texts because I'm too busy yelling at Rebecca about text etiquette.
I'll call her and scream into the phone, "WHY ARE YOU SENDING ME SO MANY TEXTS WHEN YOU COULD HAVE COMMUNICATED ALL OF THAT IN ONE SENTENCE!?!?!"
Frustratingly, she will usually respond, "huh? I don't do that." Even though SHE JUST DID THAT.
The other day I sent Rebecca a text to see if she wanted to come over and watch The Good Wife with me and Wade. Then I tried to take the opportunity to point out her problem because she started doing it again (although, not nearly as bad as usual).
Any other texting faux pas that drive you insane?
~It Just Gets Stranger