DEFINITION (From Urban Dictionary)
One who incessantly uses the text feature on a cell phone to send text messages to an individual or a group advising the recipient(s) of their most mundane accomplishments.
Dude, Maggie the “serial texter” just sent me a message that she got her haircut;what’s next, a text that she just dropped a deuce?
What the hell people? What ever happened to having a conversation with someone in person, or at the very least on the phone. Yes, that’s right, that thing you are using to send all those really annoying non-stop rambling doubles as a phone. There’s nothing as annoying as going out with friends to a movie or dinner and have them whip out their cellphone and nonchalantly text their asses off all night right in front of you. I’m not sure what’s worse; the texter who ignores you all night (although they are the ones who wanted to hang out with you) or the Mega texter who manages to maintain eye contact with you the whole time you are speaking whilst simultaneously texting one of their other friends about something else. I kind of sympathize with these people because i do not think they realize just how fucking rude that is. Think about it; how often, when your friends are speaking to you, do you just turn away while they are in mid sentance and start talking to someone else? It makes me want to get up and leave.
The real problem i have with this is not the people themselves, but with the sheer laziness of the approach. They need to sit back and remember the times before the cellphone became a symbol of millennium yuppiniess and reflect on their past behavior. Did you ever just call me out of the blue before to tell me that you just got the best flavored slurpee? That you just painted your toenails? Basically if you are not going to put in enough effort to tell me about it on the phone, chances are it’s not important so don’t bother.
When i first got my iphone i sent a couple test texts to my boyfriend and later on a couple to my friends concerning issues that actually had to do with our plans, although i had unlimited texting and internet access in one years use i had sent less than 30 texts. That’s right bitches, i actually used my phone to PHONE people.
aside from the fact that you all look like addicted monkeys typing away all day, there is also the problem of the text speak. Now we have already established that you’re too fucking lazy to phone instead of texting, but now we come down to the fact that you’re too lazy to even use the spell check that’s INCLUDED on most new phones. You lazy bastards! No, i don’t feel like dumbing myself down to read your crappy text speak. If this was the 90’s and this was a case of texts costing per character i might leave you alone on this one, however, most people have unlimited texting plans. I don’t feel like reading texts from adult friends that look like my 3 year old niece wrote:
1. Normal sentence:
I am going to a movie tonight with a couple of friends, we are going to see a comedy and then we are going out for a late dinner, It’s going to be a great time! Maybe later we will show up at the bar for a couple of drinks, depending on how we feel .
2. Asshat sentence:
IMA A MOVEI 2NIGHT WIT A COUPLA OF FREINDS W3 R GOING 2 SE A COM3DY AND TH3N WA R GONG OUT FOR A LAET DIN3R ITS GONG 2 B A GR3AT TIEM!1!!11! OMG MAYB L8R WE WIL SHOW UP AT TEH BAR FOR A COUPLE OF DRINKS DEP3NDNG ON HOW WE FEL !!!1!11 OMG WTF LOL
This is where i just hit delete, unfriend, unfollow etc.