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Family interaction by text

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by transam, 28 Dec 2017.

  1. transam

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    british people send more then 10,000 texts a year to others with in the confines of their own homes.

    The most common are

    1) I love u
    2) Dinner is ready
    3). bring me a cup of tea
    4) Turn the telley down
    5) whats for dinner
    6) night night
    7) Turn the heating up
     
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  3. JohnD

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    all from women, then
     
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  4. mattylad

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    We often get No.5 and send No2 to our attic dwellers.

    These are mythical squeeky beasts that only arise from slumber at about 1pm, all forms of communication appear to be a high speed squeek (I think it may be some form of RTTY) and most legible communication will be by text message (thank god as I cannot decode the audio).
     
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  5. Brigadier

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    It's "fam", not "family". ;)
     
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    This actually happened yesterday. My son arrives unexpectedly at my front door with his 2 little boys.
    Son: Hi dad did you get my text?
    Me: What text?
    Son: The one I sent you.
    Me: Don't know
    Son: You must have received it as I sent it a couple of hours ago.
    Me: Don't know
    Son: When did you last check your phone?
    Me: Don't know. Was it important?
    Son: Yes
    Me: If it was that important why didn't you just phone me?
    Son: Get with it dad. Nobody phones anymore.
    Me: Couldn't have been that important then.
    Son: Yes it was.
    Me: What was the important message?
    Son: "Hi Dad, are you in as I am popping round with the boys to say hello"
    Me: Hang on a mo! On eventually finding my mobile phone I reply to the text "NO... I'M OUT"
     
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  7. ReganAndCarter

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    That's the trouble. People expect you to be looking at your phone 24/7 these days. I can be near mine for hours and nothing will happen. Minute I go for a shower or Donald Trump, a text comes in that I don't hear because phone isn't in bathroom with me. But I never remember to check the thing when I return.
     
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    Slightly off topic but how many times do you walk down the street and some idiot is rapidly approaching you , head down and immersed in their phone?
    It seems that no matter which way you go to avoid them, they somehow seem to walk directly towards you.
     
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    I heard on the radio that in Australia ( sydney afai remember) they are putting/trialing traffic light signals in the pavement at pedestrian crossings

    due to a number of accidents , those on there mobiles need not have to look up now to see if it is safe to cross


    On a building site the only time some talk to one another is when they are working , sit down for tea & every one is on there mobile

    Go in a cafe and youngsters cannot use a knife and fork at the same time as they have to have a mobile in one hand

    bloke from the council down our way push's / steers his mower one handed up and down the lawn ,as he has mobile in the other hand

    :)
     
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    Not as worried about government spying then .. .. :sneaky:
     
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    My F-i-L sent me a text yesterday:

    Him: Just checking Is my phone working
    Me: No.
    Him: OK, Sod it!!

    :sneaky:
     
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    Get with it you lot. Only grandma's and grandpa's send texts nowadays. :rolleyes:
     
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    sometimes texting is important when you are trying to communicate with a potential suitor in a club as the music is too loug to have a reasonable conversation
     
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    Isn't that picture messaging, Hawk?
     
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    These signals in the pavement will be useful for the blinkered lemming pedestrians who cross on a green man signal but never think to check the traffic has stopped.
     
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