It’s a wonder we can communicate at all these days. The propensity to just send an email, or a txt msg (sic) is killing the art of conversation.
You could take my wife’s approach though. She likes to send txt msgs that are every so slightly misleading, forcing the other person to phone her up and ask “What ARE you on about?”
Take this evening’s txt msg for example. For part of a friends wedding present we were going to get them one of those nice engraved slate nameplates. However, Louise sent the following txt msg:
“We were thinking on getting you slave slave* for house as want you to have keepsake…”
Needless to say the bride was slightly perplexed but did let us know that they would like one each, male and female, and could they help choose?