Today's Burning Question of the Day was blatantly stolen from one of the recent BlogHer Book Club discussions about Diary of a Mad Fat Girl. And it's a simple one, but a debate for the ages:
Would you prefer to call or to text someone?
My answer is to text, and it's not even close. Justin doesn't understand this AT ALL, and would generally rather call. I've never been a big phone person, but between the long-distance relationship with Justin in college, a couple customer service jobs that involved a LOT of phone time, and a screaming toddler, I usually would rather text than talk on the phone.
With a text, I don't have a screaming toddler running about begging to talk on the phone. Being able to actually HEAR is not a requirement, and I have the time to actually compose a coherent thought. Also, if the person I'm texting has kids, I don't have to worry about the call waking someone up at nap time.
And if it's too long to text, I generally prefer email or Facebook for all the same reasons. Plus, when it comes to making plans with friends or scheduling a photo shoot, I have a record of what and when. 'Cause if I'm talking on the phone, I'll probably have to get off abruptly due to a tantrum, and probably forget to write down what I've just agreed to. Though, I do probably need to get better about getting on the phone with people about photo shoots, since I do think the phone can sometimes build a relationship more quickly. Similarly, Kait and I usually text, but end up getting on the phone once a month (or sometimes once every two months), and I do like catching up with her occasionally on the phone like that.
But for day-to-day stuff? Texting, hands down.