Texting used to be a minor annoyance. But in the past year or so, it’s became such an intrusive, rude form of pseudo communication that I’ve made it a quest to eliminate it from my life.
Here’s a list of the culprits that triggered my personal revolution…
I work in IT and I made the mistake of posting my resume on a job board. Incessant messages from Head-Hunters most of whom were named Deepak, Ragesh, Anish etc started almost immediately. Do these people just assume you have a text plan? Location has no effect on these autonomous monsters – I was solicited with jobs from Anchorage, Alaska to Miami Florida. One day I received 32 texts.
Once CVS got my cell phone number it became apparent that they believed they had a method of continual badgering that would cause me to be eternally grateful for them reminding me I only had 10 days left of my prescription. Or that I should you go to Auto-fill to save me time. Or that my prescription is ready for pick up. Or that my prescription is STILL ready for pickup. And the worst part is – I could not get them to stop. Counter people said they had no way of removing my phone number. A few calls to Corporate got it done eventually.
You may ask – Why not just change pharmacies? Have you tried that lately? You should see what ExpressScripts does to your deductible if you try to use a neighborhood pharmacy.
As if it isn’t bad enough to get scam phone calls – I started getting scam text messages. Vacation rentals, Insurance discounts and so on.
Here’s the problem. I have children who could all ‘roughly’ be described as millennials. And they don’t seem to be able to communicate any more without degrading the communication to the least level of effort possible. I get it. It’s easy.
I just wish there was a way to only accept text’s from certain numbers. Is there an app for that ?
Is it really to much of an effort to dial a phone number ? Can’t you put it on speed dial ?