Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tell Me Tuesday

Tell Me Tuesday with Canadian Mama

Last night I got a text at 4am.  That's fine because I had my iphone turned off.  Except that it wasn't actually fine because it was sent by a very drunken person to my LAND LINE!  Yea, so in the middle of the night I had to 1) locate the phone 2) figure out how to answer it and 3) try to make sense of that creepy text to land line voice.  Luckily for that person I don't actually know them in real life (yeah, really bad time to wrong number someone).  

Which leads me to today's question:
Is there a text etiquette?  At what time in the evening is it unacceptable to text someone?

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Catherine Dabels said...

This just happened to me as well. Except it was at 2 am to my cell which was right beside my head. It seriously irritated me and the next morning I asked her why she did that and she said she didnt think I'd get it until morning. I asked Facebook what proper ettiquette was. The general consensus was that if I don't like getting 2 am texts then I should turn my phone off. My argument was that I use my phone as an alarm and even on vibration it would wake me up since I'm not such a stellar sleeper.

So, I don't think I should have to worry about the state of my phone in my own house before I go to bed. I'm not going to accommodate the inconsiderate. Don't text me at 2 am. If you need to send me a message in the middle of the night then send me an email. Texting should be treated as a phone call. Not after 9 pm, unless you're really close then maybe later and not before 9am.


Morgan Owens said...

To your land line? How do you receive a text to your land line? I didn't even know it was possible so please fill me in because I thought I was up to date on technology lol!

Danifred said...

I think texting should follow regular calling hours. I leave my phone on all the time and use it for an alarm clock beside my bed. I hate getting early morning texts from my friends who get up before the break of dawn.

The Tompkins Family said...

I'm an inconsiderate texter. I'll admit it. I always have my texts set to silent no matter what the time of day (because it's annoying to hear them come in all the time) so I never think about it being disruptive to other people. Oops! Though really...do I text people at 4am? No.