Oh Say Can You Say?

Bro’s Before Ho’s
Sistah’s Before Mistah’s
Pals Before Hals
Chicks Before Dicks
It’s not who you know, it’s who you blow!
Wait… that’s not the subject.

So I was thinking. (Oh no! Not again!)
... after having visited sistah susie’s blog and hearing her complain about SOMEONE not answering her text messages. I’ve heard this complaint a lot from women. And you know what the weird thing is? When I send a text message to these SAME women, they don’t fuckin answer me back! (This is not directed at sistah susie, because I ain’t never had a texting relationship with her.)

But what the hell is that? I mean I have sat with women just sobbing… I mean sobbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbing……… Because so and so “hasn’t answered my special text that was just for him!” I will say something like, “Well maybe he’s busy, or maybe he doesn’t like texting!” And she will invariably say, “How hard can it be to just say ‘ok’ or just let me know he got the message??!!”

Uh, yeah bitch! How hard CAN it be??
I don’t like being ignored any more than you do!

So guess what? While I am typing this, my coolest girlfriend ever is texting me pictures of shoes, so that I can choose which ones she should buy me. She’s in Hawaii. She really is the best kind of girlfriend. And she never ignores me! Ever! But then again, we’ve known each other since we were 13, which was… wow… almost 35 years ago.

The point is, share the text-love! Make it a communicable disease!

And the other point is. Be kind to everyone you meet. You don’t have the market cornered on bad days.

Post Script: Texting really is a pain in the ass, as many of you have pointed out. Unless you know a lot of young people, which I do. Also, my boss is often more readily available via text because he's in the middle of many things. I don't blame people for not wanting to use the text portion of their phones. It costs extra. You can't do it (very well) while driving! And is it not enough that we have to answer phones and emails?? But, if I text you, you'd better fuckin' respond! :) Or what? Well ... or I'll be mad, that's what! So there!

26 comments:

Godless said...

eh... some send shoe pic, some send boob pics... *shrug

~Kay

Sornie said...

You'll hate me because I am the guy who never returns text messages because I prefer to do my typing on an actual keyboard. I am weird that way, sort of how I hate melted cheese except mozzarella sticks, pizzas and tacos.

cathouse teri said...

Hehehe... Kay is another best girlfriend ever... she sends a different kind of pictures...

cathouse teri said...

Well sornie, my phone HAS a keyboard on't.

Godless said...

Ummmm... I recall a return pic of equal footing miss thang!!

Is that tit for tit?

cathouse teri said...

mm hmmm... !!!

Turtle Guy said...

Don't talk to me about bad days. I'm about to have one.

Ba Doozie said...

Well I'm with that friend who said how hard is it to type in an "lol" or something. I don't like making comments or words of endearment and when someone ignores them it makes me feel really stupid and bad. It makes me want to jam that phone right up his ass. I've threatened him with that before and he just laughed.

Vixen said...

I absolutely don't like texting. I'd call before I text someone...and rarely if ever return text messages. My friends all know this so it's a non-issue. I think it's cos I'm lazy. ;)

BBC said...

I know what you mean, I always reply to messages, well, I don't use a cell phone anymore. Anyway, I went camping for five days and now I'm trying to catch up on emails, writing, visiting blogs and such.

I'm thinking that I would just as soon go camping again though. Hugs.

Wendy said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my site - I've enjoyed reading yours! Love your voice...

Sornie - you can text through your computer! Give it a shot.
http://www.txt2day.com/

Dan said...

This is a terrific post Sweetie. I agree with every word you said. You're not going to get all squishy on me, though, are you? Fuck if that happens!

Jami said...

There are valid reasons for not texting. How about some of the old folks who don't text cuz they've got arthritis? Or lost their reading glasses and can't see the little screen and keyboard? Not that I know anyone who falls into those categories, but there MIGHT be reasons.

Ummm...can you get your GF to buy me some shoes, too? I'll be happy to give her my phone number so she can send me pictures to choose from. (I seriously need to get me a better bunch of text-sistahs.)

cathouse teri said...

TG: Sorry to hear that! It's never good when you are PLANNING a bad day. My boyfriend has one answer when I ask how his day was, "crappy." I usually say, "well cheer up! tomorrow's bound to be worse!"

ba doozie: I think HE needs a tampon in his eye! (See if you can borrow one from the floppy goddess' hubby)

Vix, bbc and Jami: I didn't mean to really say that people should necessarily text, although it is fun! I just despise it when people text OTHER people and complain when they don't text back and then when I text them, they ignore me! Arrrgggggghhh!

Wendy: Welcome! Stop by any time!

Dan-man: Never squishy! Fuck no! Although I am pretty cuddly!

cathouse teri said...

Purrty Jami: I'll try to score you a pair! :)

Jami said...

I would NEVER ignore your texts. Actually, I don't ignore anyone's but if you're gonna score me shoes, you go to the top of my response-time list!

anno said...

Texting requires more brevity, tech know-how, and better eyesight than I possess at this stage in my life.

Reading your posts and comments, though, is always a treat.

Brillig said...

I don't text. I just don't. I'm sorry to anyone who has ever tried (which is never, though I was sitting in a church meeting once while Hubby was texting me every time the score changed on a football game I'd been really into... but that's different...) but I just don't write back.

I do, however, return phonecalls and emails. Except when that whole LIFE thing gets in my way...

jennifer said...

Another bad texter here... wish I wasn't, but I am.
I'm always hooked up to Skype for my work, and have that blasted chat window opening up all the time when my clients try to find me, which has ruined me for other messaging!

Mama Drama Jenny said...

Texting freaks me out. Way too technoloically advanced. I prefer just mailing plaster molds of my boobs to people. Not random people, of course. That would be weird.

Rebecca said...

I have never received or sent a text message on my mobile phone, but then, I hardly ever have it on...and only about three people know my number.

But rest assured, I am the friendly type... and if I ever did recieve a text message I would respond...somehow. I hate being ignored too. makes you feel like a pest.

soccer mom in denial said...

I'm so out of it - I've texted maybe four times in my life.

ZoeyBella said...

Not a big fan of texting... even with a Blackberry. I type at work.. at home.. for a living... sure as shit I'm not doing it on my phone. :P

Gunfighter said...

Nice eyes, Teri!

Ms. Annie D said...

Me, text message?

Only if I can rely on the ten text templates that come with my cell phone!

IM-ing online with my full keyboard? Now THAT I like doing.

Jenn in Holland said...

You know I have confessed before about being a lame texter. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that I can't. Bad eyes. Big fingers. I don't know...
I am just so slow. I do respond. It just takes me FOREVER to find the right letters, so if you're trying to have a real time conversation with me, then you'd better just break down and call me.