Don’t talk about these topics via texts, just call up and speak up

The moment your messenger beep rings, you rush to see the message. Small work related texts, funny forwards and sweet love messages are all acceptable, but sometimes you are left bewildered to say the least, upon receiving a message. This happens when we get texts related to certain topics, topics which are best handled with the phone call, topics which freeze our fingers. Here we are about to tell you which are those topics, so read up and save these for phone calls or visits.

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1 Serious family drama

Now how exactly are we supposed to sober down an aunt who is bickering about her husband? Family talks can be serious, but not on texts. How can someone expect us to solve their problems, when we can’t understand the issue? And the worst thing is, when such messages creep up during office hours, all you want to say is, ‘this is my workstation, not your family battle ground’.

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2 Saying “I LOVE YOU”, for the first time

Why do people need to book seats in an expensive restaurant, or plan a whole surprise beach dinner date? To say those three magical words, and to be able to say all that in a manner that can be cherished always. Do not ruin this moment by uttering these words through a message, your prospective partner will never forgive you, and worse enough, may even reject your proposal. So watch your texts before you enter them, they might mean someone’s exit.

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3 Break-up Moment

Just as you cannot say I love you in a text, you cannot say “I want to break-up”, via a text. Earlier this used to be unbecoming even through a phone call, but divulging a break-up to your ex by text is completely disrespectful. Show some respect to the person with whom you had shared some of the most memorable moments, they deserve at least a phone call or a meeting for this.

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4 News of someone’s death or serious illness

These literally are matters of life and death, and they warranty proper calls. You will be confused as to what should be said, and more than that, the person on the side will simply be clueless as to how he should be responding. These are serious matters and need serious treatment when it comes to communicating them.

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5 Detailed conversations

Ok fine, you have something to talk about, and it may lead to a long detailed conversation. Save it for a phone call, nobody has that amount of patience to read all about it in a text message. They are not going to read it all, so why to waste your and the other person’s time.

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6 The moment of a panic attack

Panic attacks are really dramatic; you simply cannot expect your friend to say anything which will calm you down, because frankly you are not going to calm down that easily. So, if you want some serious suggestions pick up the phone and dial the number.

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7 What should you wear tonight?

Wow, you are super excited that finally you are going on a date with that hot guy you had been eyeing ever since you joined office. You have to look your best, but for heaven’s sake, don’t ask this question through a text. Skype will do, but please no texting.

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8 What’s the point?

Well, this one existential question which has the potential to unleash a series of arguments and counter arguments. One cannot expect to be satisfied with any answer to this question via a text. So save it not even for a phone call, but for times when you and the person with whom you want to discuss it with, have plenty of time to waste and still be ok with the non-conclusiveness nature of this question.

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