Careful what you text

In the age of media contact all of us are guilty at times of texting first thinking after. This is all well and good…until it isn’t.

As I remind the mobile phone generation if people cannot see the expression on your face nor hear the tone in your voice what you think may be funny may appear exactly the opposite to the recipient.

Grown ups are just as guilty and with predictive text we so often say something completely different than we intended in our haste to reply.Though this often causes merriment to your friend trying to decipher your message.

Slow down, say what you mean and try to mean what you say. Better still pick up the phone and have a real conversation or go and meet said friend/family member for a coffee or glass of wine…like the good old days.

 

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