Random texts from teenagers...

(23 Posts)
ProudNeathGirl Wed 31-Jul-13 13:41:55

Mum, is it OK if I go to Belgium for the day? Its free, and it's to help a friend.

WTF?? We live in the west of England - miles away from Belgium.

MoreThanWords Wed 31-Jul-13 13:44:25

Autocorrect? Maybe they meant Birmingham smile

mumblechum1 Wed 31-Jul-13 13:47:10

Ha! I texted DS yesterday to ask how his holiday is (he went to Magaluf on Sun with 5 mates), and the response was "intense".

That's it. One word.

blue2 Wed 31-Jul-13 13:51:07

DS is in The Alps with a friend. When I texted on day 3 having heard nothing, and asked how it was, the answer was....

"sweet"

Can one word can mean so much.....??!!

ProudNeathGirl Wed 31-Jul-13 15:00:05

smile

I've texted back to say yes in principle (DD is almost 18), but need more details as to when, any hidden costs etc, but not a dicky bird since.

blue2 Wed 31-Jul-13 18:44:42

Proud - do you know where he is now?

(BTW, won't he need a passport? - obv. not for Birmingham, unless things have changed in that part of the country...!)

LeGavrOrf Wed 31-Jul-13 19:00:42

"I have broken my arm mum"

My response was LOL. I thought she was joking. She has broken her arm four times.

LeGavrOrf Wed 31-Jul-13 19:01:28

I still don't know why she didn't CALL me. You would think being taken to hospital and having a broken arm would be worth a phone call to your mother, but no.

AnyFucker Wed 31-Jul-13 19:05:06

"was I dropped on my head as a baby ?"

LeGavrOrf Wed 31-Jul-13 19:08:16

Haha grin

I send my daughter random texts as well. I text her last week "I have spent the day hoeing the motherfucking garden #hatred" and she text back "lol mum your rant texts make my day" grin

I also use hashtags as I know it really, really annoys her because I a, not on twitter and 'don't understand'

TheFutureMrsB Wed 31-Jul-13 19:09:30

"Can we have ice cream?" was the last one I received from my son ... He was sat on the other side of the living and could have easily asked. I had to go to the kitchen to get my phone! Cheek!

LeGavr my ds1 did the same thing.
"Mum I broke my ankle playing football"
That was it. I text back saying "stop taking the piss"

Then an hour later, "mum can u pik me up from x hospital pls"

WHY would you not phone if you have broken a bone and are at a hospital FFS?

Texts are great to say I'm running late, or whatever.
Hospital treatment should warrant a phone call, no?

I can't believe I had to make a rule saying "if you are at hospital, please call me, text message, bbm, Facebook or twitter are not acceptable ways to tell me this

MissStrawberry Wed 31-Jul-13 19:12:12

And therefore being nearer to the freezer to bring requested ice cream...

goodasitgets Wed 31-Jul-13 19:15:19

See I rang when I went I hospital age 19 and got a bollocking from mum for wasting their time. Hence why I texted after being seen and told I have three fractures
Mum was a bit blushblush

LeGavrOrf Wed 31-Jul-13 20:13:41

Tantrums I am so glad I am not the only one. grin at least you didn't text back lol and have a response 'I am not joking mum it really hurts' and then she put that emoticon of someone crying grin

It is mad that they didn't bloody telephone. Daft kids.

I received the following text at 11.30 the other morning. We live in Hertfordshire & DS1 has been doing work experience with a local company that does jobs within a 5 mile radius.

"Are you still picking me up from work at 12? We are in Southampton"

Luckily he was in Rickmansworth. He just has a strange sense of humour.

LynetteScavo Wed 31-Jul-13 21:39:06

My friends DC texted her: Can you pick me up?

Friend texted back: Yes, are you at school?

The reply came: No, I'm very far from school.

confused

bruffin Thu 01-Aug-13 09:02:24

In the car on way back from having 3 teeth out (DD in the back, me in front)
"Can I watch New Normal, because i have just had life changing surgery"

Stricnine Thu 01-Aug-13 10:10:09

On driving up same road (long journey) but in separate vehicles, from DD:

"Hello! Just wondered how far ahead we are from you?"

Good question given I didn't know where she was smile

ProudNeathGirl Thu 01-Aug-13 11:47:14

Blue - no idea where she was at the time. No idea where she is most of the time atm. She comes home when she wants something to eat. I keep up via Twitter and FB!
She didn't go to Belgium btw - or at least I assume not, as no update on that one yet, but she has just replied to my text asking if she can be at home to meet DD2 (who forgot house key) ab 2pm.

Actually using phones to actually phone is "lame" apparently. DDs look at me in horror when I suggest they phone a friend who they need an urgent response from, but who is not responding to text, twitter, FB etc etc. Apparently no-one actually PHONES these days!

blue2 Thu 01-Aug-13 14:24:50

Yes, landline calls are very rarely made by DS. In fact I think he only uses it to speak to Granny - and that's only to sweet talk her into bunging him another £20.

Toomuchtea Thu 01-Aug-13 18:18:08

Yes, mine only use the landline to talk to grandparents, and then only when I ring the number and shove the phone into their nerveless hands as it's ringing, saying TALK TO YOUR GRANDMOTHER.

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