Top 10 Texting Pet Peeves

The Top Ten
1 Being spammed

Just because someone doesn't respond within 1 minute doesn't mean you should start spamming them. They could be busy. Some people need to understand that they're really not the most important things in the world.

2 People who feel the need to send every message word for word
3 When people go offline while leaving you waiting for a response from them

I've literally lost count of how many times my so called "friends" have done this to me. It's not that hard to take the 2 seconds out of your life to tell the person you're texting that you have to go so that they don't have to sit there for 10 minutes waiting for a response.

My friends do this and I don't have a problem with that, I just let them respond when they need to. Why is this a problem?

4 Constant spelling and grammar mistakes

I obviously don't mind the occasional typo here and there, especially if English isn't your first language, but if it takes me 10 minutes just to understand what you're saying, then you really need to get yourself a dictionary.

5 When you get added to some random group chat

Once, a while back, I was very randomly added into this group chat with people from my city who shared my first name (which is quite an uncommon name). I didn't even know one person in it or who made it.

I was in another group chat and I said some stuff as a joke, then next thing I knew, I was in a group chat for people who ship. *Facepalm*

6 When people see your text, but don't bother responding

It's not that hard to just tell the person trying to get ahold of you that you don't wanna talk, or if they did something wrong, letting them know what it is they did wrong so that they could fix it instead of acting like a child about it.

This is my biggest texting pet peeves.

7 People arguing on a group chat

If you're going to pick fights with people over some hot guy that doesn't know any of you exist, please do it in DM. Not everybody wants their phone blowing up to that.

One time, I was on a group chat and the members got into a heated argument. It was so bad that my friend removed me from the group chat

Yes! Especially teenage group chats with their pettiness and immaturity.

8 When people say they're busy and can't talk, then spend their next 3 hours liking posts

You may as well be honest about it.

9 When people overuse GIFs
10 “Gtg”, “brb”, “ily”, “ttyl” etc.

Look, I get that it is fun to use these, but when it's every single sentence... it becomes a game of Sherlock Holmes when these phrases are overused to the point of not even making complete sentences. Also, most phones have the option to click suggested words that make these abbreviations slightly obsolete.

Sometimes, it'd be nice to have a real conversation and not just one worded answers. This just shows me that I'm not even worth the 2 seconds it would take for you to write these words out.

Cry baby.
Don't you know what text talk is?

The Contenders
11 When people overuse emojis

If your message has more emojis than words, then I'm not even going to bother reading it.

12 Autocorrect
13 Texts like, "OMG!" or "I can't believe this!" that require you to respond.
14 When people send a text and feel the need to tell you what device they text you on or the location they text from
15 When people continue to bother you even after you let them know you're busy
16 Getting "???" or "hey, you there?" if you don't respond asap
17 When people respond to your paragraph with 'K'

Like I didn't just write an entire paragraph for you to say "k".

18 When they say something sarcastic in a group chat and someone gets offended
19 Waiting for a response
20 Parents come in and ask “Who are you texting?”

Ugh! My dad always does this! Why does he need to know who I'm texting?

21 People Texting "Hi" Without A Purpose

Appropriate Times to Text "Hi":
-If a friend comes online and you want to get their attention and/or start a conversation
-If somebody texts "hi"
And that's pretty much it. You don't need to randomly come on a chat and text hi just because no one sent a text in the past few hours.

I really don't see any problem with this, but I guess that could just be me.

22 When they put "lol" or "haha" every sentence
23 When people dry text
24 Using unofficial abbreviations

Please, just say what you need to say. Don't make me decode it.

25 Constant use of "yeah"
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