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Punctuation is Important!


This morning when got to work I sent Papa Bear the following text message...
Have a good day!  I love you! 

A short while later I received this reply...
Trying to love you

Somewhat dismayed, since he always proclaims his undying love for me,  
I sent back the following...  
Trying to?  What does that mean?  :-(

Back came his response...
Trying to have a good day!

My reply...
Oh! That's different! :-)  I thought you were  saying it is difficult to love me.
(Which would be true, at least from my perspective).

He responded with the following and a bunch of smiley faces and hearts...
You know better than that, I always love you!

Me...
Whew, that's a relief!  :-)

Lesson to be learned - Punctuation is important, even when texting in a hurry! :-)

(Update - Papa Bear brought home peach cobbler for supper... he's back in good graces!)

10 comments:

  1. That's funny! If i'm guilty of anything, it's using too much punctuation. I'm pretty free and easy with the coma's. I do know that when i text with my wife, things tend to get shorthanded sometimes. Most of the time she knows what the heck i'm talking about. I think? :)

    Oh ya, i gave you an award today. I know it's not so much your thing, but i just wanted to say thanks for letting me hang out here from time to time. Plus, I'm still trying to answer your last question. I haven't forgotten that yet. It just has me stumped for now.

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  2. I rarely enjoy a post as much as that one. trying to love you. I thought he was saying the same thing YOU thought.

    I use too many exclamation points!!!!

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  3. I think I panicked just as much as you did when I read 'trying to.' By the time I finished reading, I let out a huge 'phew' followed by a 'aww, that's so sweet'. I'm getting so soppy in my old age. :)

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  5. Bill says we women think too much...maybe they don't think enough! *LOL* Just sayin'.
    I would have reacted the same way as you. I hope his day got better; surely it did after his Josie fix! :)

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  6. I have had this same problem as well, and couldn't agree more! Texting is so convenient and has definitely become a staple in my life, but its so hard to convey what your really trying to say without the benefit of the inflection in your voice or body language.

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  7. I am a over user of the punctuation but I do try to save letters when I am texting so GUILTY!!! of shortening things to leave one wondering what the ??? You guys are so adorable I love your love for each other :))

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  8. Hahaha. You certainly can't deny the power of punctuation....

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