Please Text Me, Dear
I was amused to discover that a lot of people text each other while they’re in different rooms of the same house and I got to thinking about the pros and cons of the whole thing. If you’re involved in a controversial or heated discussion with your partner, texting gives an opportunity to read and possibly amend your words, before hitting ‘send’. On the other hand, there’s no opportunity to read another person’s expression, to look into their eyes or note body language. Although it might seem easier to express uncomfortable or emotionally charged feelings in a text — positive ones as well as those that aren’t — face to face remains my preferred mode of personal interaction. Nevertheless, I’m going to experiment with an e-communication, and see how it goes down. I’m going to text my husband and see if he’ll agree to walk down the hall and bring me one of the See’s caramels I have stashed in the kitchen. I suspect he’ll probably agree — whether the chocolate actually makes it to me without a few bites missing, will be another matter.