What’s your opinion on large group texts? About sensitive subjects?
Sunday week ago a good friend texted me for Easter. “He is risen! Rejoice!” But I thought she was talking about her husband who’s been having erectile problems. So I replied “Glad to hear Murray’s soft phase is over and your sex life is happening again.”
But this text went to over 250 people – including her colleagues, extended family and members of her church group. She was so upset she drove straight to my house and verbally abused me in my own kitchen.
I told her she shouldn’t be sending blanket religious texts to people who aren’t religious. I mean, I didn’t even realise it was Easter (although I was devouring a big, steaming hot cross bun at the time).
What do you think, Yak? Should group texts only ever be at the sender’s own risk?
Let’s Talk About Text
Dear Let’s Talk About Text,
Absolutely! I have no time for group texts or the evil people who send them. There’s nothing more crushing than receiving a text you thought was just for you, only to realise heaps of other people got it too and you’re just one of the crowd. This is life at its cruelest and most disappointing.
This happened to me once when I was doing humanitarian work in the tropics. I received a message from the SES that said “Hurricane Kleo upgraded to Category 5. Making landfall in three hours. Prepare to implement your emergency evacuation plans.”
But I was too smart for them. I knew it wasn’t just for me. So I ignored it.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,