September 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
During a time when the older generations sometimes treat the act of cell phone texting as misunderstood behavior, people are going to gasp at Mariah Kelly’s texting habits. Continue Reading
Tags: columnists, columns, Life, mariah kelly, oakes nd, robert morast, text messaging, Texting 23 Comments »
What an utterly useless skill.
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Wow.. what an inspiration to kids all over America
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I really don’t think that texting is easier than calling someone. Okay, maybe if you have 1 little thing to say, but not if you want to have a conversation. Give me a break. Are we going to have a generation of people who don’t know how to communicate with someone else other than electronically? I text too, but I can tell you I’m not sending 8000 texts a month, more like 25. I guess I’ve hit that age of where I don’t understand young people anymore….I’m 30.
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It’s a completely useless skill., Talking and holding onto a conversation is actually useful
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I hope she wins it all. Maybe employers all over should check how much time is spent texting instead of working.
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Volunteering to whatever Forum reporter that wrote this story that she “texts at work but hasn’t been caught”, tells me that she isn’t exactly a budding rocket scientist.
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She’s 14 years old and works at a grocery store. I’m sure whatever you were doing at 14 was much more respectable and impressive.
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Hm, I’m actually extremely intelligent. But you’re just ignorant so I’m not too worried.
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So what? It is the content of the text messages that matter, not the number. I suspect many of the text messages could easily wait and didn’t need to be sent in the first place. What a waste of time that could be used for other more important things (like doing your job).
Rude. Just plain rude. For your information, there’s nothing to do at a grocery store, and I do the jobs I’m asked to to the full extent. So don’t start criticizing me.
Wow, what a shocker all the haters came out on this one. You should be wishing her good luck in winning th $50,000 dollars. Typical for this area though, if it isn’t your way it is the wrong way.
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So, it’s ok to rip off your employer?
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Not if its down time. If it wasn’t, I’m sure she wouldn’t be working there currently…
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Time to text time to… uh… do some work related task that rhymes with text.
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Wow really, that is what your going to go with. She is a 14 year old girl working in a small town grocery store. They probably have plenty of down time.
Let me guess when you get to work you do nothing but work. Do you talk to other employees while you work? If you do you are ripping off your employer as well.
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Yes, shame on us for expecting people to do their jobs instead of wasting their time (and thus, their employer’s money) sending texts to their friends. Her teachers and employer should confiscate the phone during class and work hours. It’s no different from talking during class or chatting with friends during work, and don’t give me a line of bull that the texts in class are probably asking for clarification on the material.
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Apparently most of you are out of touch with the younger generation. Texting is one of the best ways I have to keep in contact with all my friends. The only way that I can talk to most of them is by texting because most of us have very different class schedules and are at different universities. In an average day I talk to five or six different people. I don’t agree that it should be used for important messages such as a death in the family or other major news, but it is nice for keeping in touch. My mother even says that she want to learn to text so she can ask me questions throughout the day.
However I do not think that a 14 year old person needs to be texting eight hundred messages a day. She spends what eight hours a day with her friends and still needs to keep talking to them. I didn’t get my first phone until I was 14 and didn’t get a texting plan until I went to college. I know it sounds hypocritical but a high school student doesn’t need to text that much. In regards to her texting on the job apparently she has a lot of free times one her hands or her employer is not very vigilant. Texting is used by my employer to inform me of jobs that I need to do or when I am needed in their office. If people are going to comment on the inappropriate use of that, know we work in different building on campus and it is not feasible to walk that far just to tell a person one little message.
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I think that Mariah has already volunteered that it is “inappropriate use”, since she suggests that she “hasn’t got caught yet”. Doesn’t sound like work related to me- how about you?
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I certainly hope you have the day off today Scooter, other wise you are really ripping your employer off.
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I had to fark this
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This is silliness to the extreme. 50K for wasting time is a big waste alone. I wonder how long until carpal tunnel sets in and she will be pretty well out of meaningfull employment.
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I would like to simply point out that I, Mariah Kelly, who is the person you ARE ripping on right now, is 14 years old. I text because I meet new people, not because I don’t have a life. I excel in school, I do good at work, I get along with my friends. I do everything, and text. If you don’t know me personally or the positive things I do in my life, you have no life to insult me because of a texting competition. It’s for fun. It’s ignorant people like you that make the world such a bad place.
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