Now The Guilt Comes In Texts, Too!

Ug! I’ve talked about email hug certificates before. Now they’re coming in text messages!

I powered up my cellphone this morning, and it said I had a new message. It was from a friend in California. It said “I love who you are.” I thought that was quite the outpouring from someone who is friendly, but not mushy like that. So, I opened it. Then I saw the whole thing. It read, “I love who you are. You mean a lot to me. If I don’t get this back, I get it. Send this to ten friends you don’t regret having.”

Gug! I knew it would only be a matter of time before this garbage spread to cellphones. This especially pisses me off, since sending messages isn’t cheap for some people, especially if it’s being sent internationally.

And then the thing asked to be forwarded to ten people. If someone’s texting plan only has room for 100 messages a month, that’s a tenth of the space right there, and what a waste it is. Maybe American cellphone plans are not that restricted, but not all cellphone service from country to country is created equal.

Listen, everybody. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. If you want to show someone you care about them, call them, or send them an actual email! These stupid forwards don’t mean anything. Well, that’s not exactly true. They mean that the sender is too lazy to actually make a real connection.

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