Cell phone group texting can sometimes be offensive

Myrna Aquitana_LighthouseThe baby boomer generation grew up with simple things in life. Though some of us were raised in the city, we longed for country life whenever we can, so our mom would make sure we visit our hometown every couple of months, not only to savor good food and swim in its pristine, white sand beaches but to appreciate the beauty of nature and its surroundings.

Unlike this modern technological age where kids are so engrossed with their tech toys and they can’t be bothered with anything else. There were times when a group of our friends would meet at a restaurant and instead of engaging in warm conversations to get updated on each other, some people tend to grab their cell phones and would endlessly engage in texting, which at times can be tremendously annoying, to the point of being impolite.

And speaking of texting, I tend to point out that group texting is not advisable because on a group text, people don’t generally all know each other and sometimes one person is at a loss as to what the conversation is all about, and that simply becomes offensive. There were instances when I was included in a group text which had private messages sent by someone from an out-of-state area code meant for one person , but read by all of us. With due respect to those who “didn’t mean” to do it, please beware of doing this unfavorable practice.

Unlike a group email where one can read the names of the people in the distribution list, group texting is totally unacceptable. So dear readers, please refrain from sending group texts; individual text messages is always preferable. And remember, texting while driving could also be fatal.

If you have any opinions/ideas you may wish to impart,  we will most certainly take a look at them.  My contact address is: maquitania@aol.com.

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