Woman texts her husband on a cold winter’s morning:
Husband texts her back:
“Pour some lukewarm water over it.”
Woman texts back:
“Computer completely dead now.”
Maybe you haven’t ever misconstrued a text (or “miscontexted”) that badly, but the above joke highlights one of the challenges of texting: a greater likelihood of misinterpretation.
Don’t get me wrong. I love texting! Texting is great for short, informational messages. Plus, you don’t have to worry as much about interrupting people (although people will often interrupt themselves to look at a text). And, I prefer receiving a text to receiving voice mail (does anybody really like voicemail?).