A fellow English teacher/friend just started dating a new guy. In her new relationship haze of bliss, she’s been giddily showing me all of his text messages. Judging from the text messages, he seems like a pretty nice guy with a decent sense of humor. I’m super happy for her. BUT … there was one thing I was concerned about.
So I asked, “How do you feel about the fact that he uses U instead of you?”
(She is an English teacher!)
And she said, “Jenny, it’s a text message. Even I do that. Just not when I text you.”
Oh my god! I am such a pedantic nightmare!
To solidify how obnoxious I am, a couple of days later I was texting with a friend:
Me: You going to see the Galaxy?
(Galaxy, the Los Angeles soccer team)
Friend: I wish you know how I feel about potential space exploration.
(Friend making a pun about the word galaxy)
Friend: There should have been a comma after I wish. But yes I am going to the game.
Me: Technically, there should have been a semicolon. Have fun at the game.
Friend: You can’t even let grammar shit slip on a Saturday!