I’ll admit, I wasn’t an early adaptor to text messaging. After decades of getting along just fine with a phone call when needing to chat with someone, text messaging struck me as cold and impersonal; like a limp-wristed hand shake, or one of those social hugs that probably inspired the chest bump. And while I was an early adoptor of email, it took me a while to warm-up to it as a general replacement for writing letters.
In fact, as most everyone knows, nowadays email is so common, and hand-written notes and letters so rare, that email archives will undoubtedly be used by historians in the not too distant future, if not so already.
And until we can figure out how to use mental telepathy, texting will do on many occasions, except when scheduling an appointment (Just call, please); writing a message that resembles an epilogue to War and Peace (keep it pithy); when walking, running, driving, or piloting; or at any other time when multi-tasking can be hazardous to health and safety.
Universal Message Codes (UMCs)When texting me to call you, please use the Universal Text Message Codes below.
No other message is necessary.
CU = Call ASAP; urgent (In an emergency situation, try a phone call first, and then text as a supplement only.)
C1 = Call ASAP; not urgentC2 = Call within next 24 hours; business hours if business matterC3 = Call at your convenienceCE = Check your email for message from me
— GCF —
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