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Text Me Baby

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Every step of being a cell phone owner has been littered with “I don’t need that“s: I don’t need a camera. I don’t need fancy ring tones. I don’t need internet access. I don’t need texting.

Of course now I have all that crap. Texting was sort of my last hold-out. My previous phones didn’t have any keypad so to type a message was very tedious. When friends would text I would call them back because it was faster then punching out a text.

But then I got the iPhone and had a keypad but still didn’t think I needed to text. Until I saw the bubbles. Ah the pretty bubbles! The iPhone text messages show up as little conversation bubbles like in a comic strip. You and your texting partner have your own sides and colors so it is like a pretty little conversation.

So I started texting thinking “I don’t need the plan! When would I ever use 200 messages a month???” Until I got my last bill and the non-plan texts added up to what the plan would have cost – and I would have gotten more messages! So on went another addition to my already ludicrous AT&T bill.

My next hold-out is not to use that annoying text-speak all the time like “Cu L8r” and “2Nite” but given my track record of giving in so damn easy to this stuff – I hold out very little hope that I will stand by that pledge.

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

One thought on “Text Me Baby

  1. once you try its hard to stop, face it amy you will text.

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