Does receiving text messages make you uncomfortable?

@funkykid (441)
India
November 5, 2010 9:02am CST
Every time my phone vibrates, I am filled with a feeling of dread. When I turn my phone on each morning, I hold my breath, hoping desperately that the screen will not light up with a new message after several seconds of blackness. I hate text messaging. Receiving text messages and replying to them makes me feel indescribably uncomfortable, no matter whom I am contacting. Granted, text messages are not quite as bad as talking face to face, since they give me the opportunity to really think about how to respond, but I still feel horribly awkward. Does anyone else feel like this?
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8 responses
@sjlskl (3384)
• Singapore
6 Nov 10
Text message is now a part of life and I will feel weird if I do not receive a sms message throughout the day.
• Philippines
6 Nov 10
No, I don't know why you feel awkward on receiving text messages in a negative way not unless you have been in a trauma of getting a bad text message from the past. I only don't like to get messages when it is early in the morning where it disrupts my sleep, but I am not scared or dreaded whenever I receive any text, it does not bite you at least.
@hakuyo (201)
6 Nov 10
Why, it is weird that you feel uncomfortable when you recieve text messages because i like text messaging with people as it is much more cheaper than making phone calls. I know that you don't know what people really think. I don't feel horribly awkward or uncomfortable because it just doesn't make me feel like you are feeling
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
6 Nov 10
Hi Funkykid, I would rather get a text than a phone call and that is mainly because texting is so much cheaper on my phone. I really don't like texting a whole lot but I have my phone just for emergencies and for my daughter to get hold of me when I'm not at home. At work it is perfect because I am a store clerk and it is really hard to answer the phone while waiting on customers. If she texts me then I can just get back to her when I have a free moment. Do you have someone that is bothering you? Is that why you dread it so much?
• United States
5 Nov 10
No, I do not get uncomfortable when receiving text messages. I don't have unlimited text messages but I prefer to text message then to talk on the phone.
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
I've never found text messaging to be uncomfortable. Maybe you're just thinking way too much of this. Try de-stressing yourself. Maybe your point of view might change a little.
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
Then why don't you just ignore your cellphone or better quit from using your cellphone if it causes you that kind of thought and feeling. It's really the best way to get rid of those text messages. Thank you.
@arielbsn (199)
• Philippines
5 Nov 10
I don't hate text messages because it's cheaper than making calls but I can understand why you hate text because in your country you like more phone calls rather than text which exactly opposite than mine. I suggest you contact your service provider to block all incoming and outgoing text so you no longer receive them. I worked for a service provider before that's why I know they can do it free of charge.