Speechless... but the mighty text message rolls on
I have just had something happen that completely flummoxes me. Perhaps I am just a fossil hopelessly ourt of step with the times, but I think not.
I just had a parent textmessage their child to tell them a very close relative died.
I am appalled. Perhaps I am too sensitive.
But! Can't you get on the phone and call my room and ask to speak to your child or have them called down to the office so that you can tell them something like this in your own voice?
This young person was devastated.
We have a no cellphone rule that I am usually quite the stickler about. However, if a child has a true emergency, I say turn the thing on vibrate and place it up close to your body after checking with me. That's how this young person got the text message.
Well, at least they didn't use emoticons or those ridiculous abbreviations.