Thursday, August 02, 2007

Grrr!



You're looking for a personal trainer. You find one on the net who seems to offer what you're looking for. You have the choice of contacting her by email or phone to discuss your needs and ask about price and availability. So, what do you do? You TEXT her in the middle of the freaking night with your stupid questions!!!

First of all, people, I am a personal trainer. Hello? Doen't that suggest that I get up early? Which would mean that ...oh wait ....lightbulb moment here ....I must GO TO BED EARLY!!! What is with texting at midnight? Or 3:00am? Who does that? My family really don't appreciate being woken from their slumbers, and if you knew me: trust me - you would NEVER want to disturb my sleep. Snarling, fanged, slavering beasts in Harry Potter novels are more friendly. And attractive.

Also, texting? Uh.... how rude is that? You want to buy a new car/TV/llama/packet of popcorn - do you TEXT the supplier to ask how much and does it come in blue/peppermint/whatever? No, normal people act like humans and pick up the phone and speak. You know, with their voice. During business hours.

Text messages have their uses, but I think it's completely inappropriate as the first form of contact with someone you may want to do business with.

As to why my phone is even on overnight, that's because I have teenagers - THEY are allowed to text me at whatever hour they like, to let me know that they won't be home tonight after all (besides, they're used to my grumpiness). It saves me a lot of worry, and frightens me a hell of a lot less than the phone ringing in the wee small hours.

5 comments:

Kristy said...

What is someone doing up at that time? Don't they know most people are fast asleep at that time...

I feel your pain...

Marshmallow said...

Oh MAN! Adam once told me about a text message that he received from a client at 3am also! And the first words of the text were, "I hope I didn't wake you...". I mean, what ELSE does Adam have to do at 3am? *shakes head*

Chris H said...

If it was deliberate, yep I'd be livid too... but sometimes you can send a text at say 6pm and it is delayed and doesn't get to where it was sent for hours, maybe that happended??? I have had that happen, and recieved a text in the middle of the night too...

Sue said...

This post nearly made me want to txt you straight away but I held off :P

Hann said...

Well said!! I agree what's with this that sms is taking over and everywhere people are loosing their manners.
I hope she/he reads this!

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