Monday, May 30, 2011


Ever gotten that in form of a text? As a greeting? I have. Once upon a time, someone I care about very, very,  much, used to text me that exact same thing: "pssst" All.The.Time. That was his way of initiating communication with me.

Moving on. 

So earlier today, I read an article about men and texting. The article said that some men text women  because they are too chicken to actually call the woman on the telephone. It gave examples of some of the more popular phrases that men used:

"What up?" (no typo there, just, "what" without the "s")
"It's me"
"What are you wearing" and
"Send me a pic"

Have we really resorted to this? So what's the story? Are men that lazy that they would rather resort to texting superficial mutterings rather than pick up a phone and have a normal conversation? Oh wait, normal and men do not belong in the same sentence!  I digress...

To be fair, it's not just men who do the inane texting, women are guilty of this as well! But because the article I read was about HOMBRES (that's men for you non-Spanish speaking folk) eh, we'll just go with that.
I asked a few of my guy friends why they preferred text messaging more than actual verbal contact. Naturally, their responses were so, so, "Man-ish!" What? Creating new words makes me happy!

This is what they said:
"Because it's faster this way."
"Because I don't have to listen to her bitching and whining"
"Because I can't stand her voice" 
"Because I don't like her like that, I just want to know if she's available for sex and can I go over!"

The responses just kept getting worse and worse after that.   I surmised that:

1. Men are simple creatures.  Still.  Always.
2. Texting late at night can only mean one thing and it's not "Come get me out of jail!"
3. Age has nothing to do with it.  Men can be 18 or 45 and over and STILL text any of the above phrases.
4. I have some crazy male friends!

Conversation is the missing equation in this problem! -that's what I think anyway!  My phone hardly rings anymore.  I wonder why.

**Shortly after I had this conversation with the guys, I received not one, not two but THREE text messages from them each propositioning phone sex as well as "sex-sex" (that's what one of my friends text messaged, really!) and then I got follow-up texts from them, "LMAO! You know we're just KIDDING right?"

Simplicity at it's finest!

17 comments: said...

"Because I can't stand her voice" <-that made me laugh. Some women do have annoying voices. Present company excluded.

Lemons Don't Make Lemonade said...

I like it. :D

Belle said...

Men think so differently than women, it is hard to understand how we ever fall in love!

Alessandra said...

That makes me wonder, what did men do before the advent of texting? No wait, I don't want to know...

Yvonne said...

Robyn- me too!

LDML- great! glad you like it!

Belle - indeed they are!

Alessandra - ha! you'd be surprised!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Sometimes I wonder how the species continues on! I will refer all young women who don't seem to get it yet about what men are way too often about to this post- it'll be like a public service announcement. Thanks for this.

Moby said...

I like it!

Keep up the great work :)

The Frisky Virgin said...

Loved this! I know a man who, when doing something not so nice, would resort to text to "test the waters," usually involving sports or something like that. It's unnerving. Seriously, GROW SOME! UGH!

On a side note, I have an award waiting for you on my blog. :)

Yvonne said...

YRJ- lol awesome!

Moby - thank you!

Frisky- It's insane what they do and what they sometimes get away with really. -Thanks for the award! :)

Underground Dude said...

I have to admit I am guilty of this. I much prefer texting when it's something quick I just need to find out vs. having a long drawn out conversation. Now, I would agree some of the "Booty Texting" might be crossing the line a little. If you're really in the mood for a little somethin somethin, at least have the decency to call and ask the person what they're wearing rather than texting the question. That's just rude.

Krissy said...

I think they like it because it gives them time to think of an answer or response too, without having an horrible pause on the phone. Just my thoughts.. Honestly, I don't like talking on the phone much so I don't mind the texting at all!

getyourselfconnected said...

Maybe they are using an automated analysis tool to better craft alluring texts?

Yvonne said...

UD - HA! I'm glad you understand my plight.

Krissy - I don't mind speaking on the phone, I like having a normal conversation versus a virtual one or cyber one.

GYC- :) Maybe.

Anonymous said...

awesome stuff mmmm

Yvonne said...

Zertuzzi - thanks for droppin in and glad you liked it!

Sandra said...

Look at you Girl, THREE propositions!
As for the texting, well, sadly, my husband does call me, and essentially says: "Hey! What up!" I'd rather he text! haha

Yvonne said...

Sandra - I do it too! hahahaha