Friday, September 21, 2007

New Way of Doing Business?

I was reminded of this little story of mine today by a gal who despises text messaging.

Please tell me it isn't so. Has business etiquette gone the way of texting? If so, I may have to opt out of this immediately. A few weeks ago I had a bride text message me her question. It had something to do with which hotels I would recommend for her to block for her guests. I thought it was a bit odd to text me instead of emailing me, but ok. I'm her hired Coordinator and pride myself on the communication and the timely responses I give my clients. So, I text her back. Then she texts back asking me what the typical procedure is for blocking rooms, etc. I text back my answers. She texts back "Thank You" and I am relieved that this is all the texting that will take place.

But it's not.

A couple days later she texts me another request for assistance with something. I text back letting her know that email or phone may be easier to discuss this. She texts back saying texting is the best way to get ahold of her and apologizes for it. So, I now have a texting relationship with my bride who is not getting married for a few more months. I have a texting plan so I don't think it's going to kill my budget or anything, but for some reason I have this feeling of disdain over it all. However...my brides get pretty much whatever they want from me so I guess I'll just change my title to Texting Wedding Coordinator.

She has a great sense of humor and KNOWS I'm not thrilled with this whole text thing, so if she is reading this I'm sure she's laughing her ass off right now and can't believe she made it into the pages of my blog. Hi L!

5 comments:

Steph said...

Ha! Glad I inspired you. I hate texting so much I wish it had not been invented!

Sara said...

I cannot watch a football game without texting. I love it.

Danica said...

Sara, I will agree with you on texting during the football games. I have too many people in our circles so we have to either give each other shit or text high fives to each other!

Molly said...

I hope this isn't a new trend. I am terrible at texting...

Carlos Rivera said...

This is a great blog filled with great entries. My comment, I can't text if my life depended on it.