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.
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")
"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!