Tuesday, August 12, 2008

{4176 text messages}

yep, you read right!! my child had 4176 text messages both incoming & outgoing in one month...mind you we haven't provided the pretty pretty princess with "unlimited" text messaging. We have generously provided her with unlimited verizon to verizon, which she has a lot of friends who have that and 1500 whoever texts....sounds rather generous wouldn't you think?? she has always stayed within her texts. We used to have a problem with her staying within her "alloted" shared minutes and we increased our family share plan, but I am NOT increasing her soon to "carpal tunnel of the thumbs texting disease just because i don't want to have a real conversation with someone" texting.....this texting is a huge rip off from the phone companies, they have sold the American youth a bill of goods, and we the parents have allowed it. We are the generation of parents that are good with "keeping up with the Jones'". Why didn't we say no, we are not putting on "the taco suit" so that you can become socially inept to deal with others, we are not going to allow the cell phone companies to financially drain us, the parents, so that you can add to the list of gadgets that you "have to have" on a cell phone. She's gone over, so my bill is WAY over what I would normally pay and if you think about it.....its a racket!! What does it cost the cell phone companies to allow text messaging??? Now the question is this? Will I allow the child to live? Cause right now, I just want to crown her and I don't mean queen for the day!! AAARGGHHH!!! Technology, some of it i wish had just stayed in some geeks stinken la la land......

7 comments:

Linda said...

I couldn't agree more! That is a lot of texting for one person. When my dd goes over her text limit she has to pay us back, that was what she agreed to when she got her phone. Thankfully for her, she hasn't gone over by much.

Jackie said...

Hahaha, I must say that I am so happy not to have had to raise children in this generation because I think I would be serving time for murder if I had.

Sara said...

WOW! That's CRAZY! I see texting as a way of talking to someone you don't really want to talk to. WHY can't you pick up the phone & just TALK?!?!?!?

I hate to think of what they come up with as my girls get older!

Lorrie said...

HOLY CRAP! Are you SERIOUS?
Even I couldn't think of THAT MUCH to say!
Whew.... I hope she lives through this...
Yikes!

Lil k said...

The funny thing is some of the texts are " Hi", "What are you doing", "Nothing". I mean if your going to be texting at least make it more that a few words!!

Mother Goose said...

I totally agree with you! But then, that's coming from an old broad who hasn't mastered texting yet :)

helmet hair 365 said...

4176 texts... I don't even know how to comment! I'm speechless! Wouldn't it be easier just to talk?? lol

I can't wait for my son to have a cell phone. :P