10 Things You Should Never Say In A Text Message


10. SENDING NUDE PICTURES

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Okay, so this is not something that you would say, but sending pictures of yourself in the buff could have detrimental circumstances if you happen to send them to the wrong person. It is also something else that you wouldn’t want the rest of the world to get a hold of if you were to become famous, or run for political office, for instance. Then again, if you have nothing to be ashamed of, then it might not be such a bad idea if you’re not the bashful type.

9. I LOVE YOU (FOR THE FIRST TIME)

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Even though it is not damaging to express your love in a text message, it is a bit ill-mannered to say “I love you” for the first time in written form. For the same reasons that nobody wants to be asked out by text, most people don’t want to hear “I love you” for the first time by text, either. Besides, they would have to read it, because it would be impossible to hear it unless they have a text-to-speech turned on. Then it would sound a little bit creepy. That, right there, is a good enough reason not to say it with your phone. Just tell them in person. If you don’t have the courage enough to say it, then most likely you aren’t ready to convey it at all.

 

8. UMM… I’M PREGNANT

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This really shouldn’t need to be explained why it’s a bad idea to send through a text message. This is another issue that, if she cannot face the man who got her pregnant, then she never should have been with him at all. This is definitely one thing that has to be said in person, especially if the couple isn’t married. Or, worse case scenario: the man is married to someone else. Then texting would be even worse, especially if his wife were to read it. You absolutely need to make a phone call when this happens. The wife deserves to find out through her husband, and not through a quick SMS from “the other woman.”

7. F YOU, I QUIT!

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Now there are certain circumstances where this may seem acceptable. For instance; if you are a pion that works at a fast food establishment and are easily replaced, it may seem okay to tell your boss that you quit through a quick text. However; if it is right before you have to be at work, you may be putting other people in a situation that they don’t want to be in. They will have to find someone to replace you, or to work your shift, and this is not something that you would want on a resume. For most jobs, it’s normally acceptable to give a two-week notice before leaving. It’s just common courtesy.

6. YOU’RE FIRED!

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This is also another text that should never be sent. If you’re the boss, it may be extremely tempting to send a text rather than to face an employee who just isn’t working out. However, if you want to be in good standing with anyone else in the company, just have a short meeting with the person so that you won’t get a bad reputation. It also isn’t a good idea for the simple fact that they may not receive the message and continue on working. You will have to end up paying this person for hours that they worked in which you did not want.

5. YOU LOOKED REALLY FAT IN THAT DRESS LAST NIGHT

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Trolling among the internet is common among people who don’t really know each other, but it is not something you would want to hear from someone who is texting you. It is quite rude to say mean things to people, and most individuals believe that if you don’t have something nice to say about someone, then don’t say anything at all. You probably don’t want to text it to anyone else, either, just in case it gets back to the one in which you are referring.

4. THIS IS THE ADDRESS FOR JACK’S SURPRISE PARTY!

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So this is not really a bad text to send, at all. That is, unless the person you are sending it to is the person who the surprise party is intended (ie: Jack). Imagine receiving a text that tells you where your surprise party is going to be. Chances are pretty good that it’s not going to be a surprise for much longer. This also applies to sending an address or date of a party to somebody who is not even invited in the first place. Not only will you have explaining to do when they show up, but you will have an unwelcome guest at the party.

3. I AM SO INCREDIBLY SORRY THAT I RAN OVER YOUR CAT AND BLAMED YOUR KID

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If there is any reason not to text, the reason is that you did something that you’re incredibly sorry for, and you absolutely need to pick up a phone or to see them in person. Anyone who is making a big apology should never, ever send a text to apologize. The chances of the apology being accepted are slim to none. And if you’re running over your friend’s cat and blaming their child, then you probably have more problems than what you are sending in your messages.

2. SORRY BUT… YOUR DOG DIED

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If you are close to your dog, then you already know that most pets are just about as devoted to their owners as kids are to their parents. If you know that someone’s dog passed away, it would be a horrible tragedy to not tell them in person. Would you want to find out your child died by a simple text? Of course not. The same thing goes for pets.

1. YOUR PARENTS (OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE) WERE IN A TERRIBLE CAR ACCIDENT….

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Does this one even really need an explanation? The only thing worse than reading bad news via text is finding out horrible news like this by a random Facebook post that your sister posts. This is definitely not a good idea, particularly if the person reading it is driving. It is never a good idea to drive and text (and in most places, it’s illegal), but something like this would definitely cause the person reading it to tear up and possibly cause an accident, themselves. Please do this one in person, or at the least, by phone if you are too far away from the person to visit. Undeniably, nobody wants to read this text.

Nishtha Iyer

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