I sat at my desk this beautiful morning, bright and awake. I was taking a moment of respite before bursting on to start my day when I heard the "ding" sound- that was my phone letting me know that I had received a text message. I picked up the phone from where it lay on my desk and took a quick peek. It was Charles saying "hi".
I typed "hello"
and hit the "send" button.
A few minutes later the "ding" sounded again and I picked up my phone to read the text message. It simply stated, "hyd"
. I took a breath and figured it out to translate to, "how's your day?"
By now a little irritation was starting to creep in, but slowly I tempered down on it, "I'm doing well."
, I typed and hit send again. I was still holding on to my phone when, 'ahwrut"
popped up on my screen.
I lost it!
Seeing red and with steam pouring from my ears, I quickly churned out, "And am I supposed to figure out what the heck you just typed up there?"
It took me longer trying to decode the abbreviations, if you can call it that (and giving me a headache into the bargain) than simply texting in full sentences and words that we might understand.
For some, it is no big deal, for others, it means being hip and for a few others, myself included, it is simply a pain in the rear. Why not have a little patience and type out your words? Understand me, no one has complete mastery of the English Language and we don't claim to, but by Jove, give me something I can work with!
I may not understand this absurd craze and energy to bastardize the language, truly I do not. And frankly, I really do not want to...just send me the freaking text message in full, so I can understand. Otherwise, just don't expect me to try decoding it! I refuse.
PS: "Ahwrut" means "And how are you today?" FickleSticks! No Way
Which brings me to nursing? Why the mass of grammatical errors?