Friday, 10 December 2010

Text Tag

Text tag…

This is the most frustrating and at times annoying part of my ‘job’
I don’t mind answering the odd text, and I get that my fella’s can’t always talk openly, but text tag is just tedious.

What I dislike is the opportunistic texter (that even a word?) The one who gets your number from one of the various profiles, and instead of reading the profile or heaven forbid clicking on the link to my own website to get the information they play text tag.

Do you do x y z? Can I see you on your day off? Can I have x service which you don’t offer on x day?
 I feel like texting back are you lacking in brain cells?

I spend an inordinate amount of time updating, uploading and writing informative and descriptive profiles, I do this because I don’t want to spend £££ on my pre-pay mobile to text people who can’t even be bothered to put in a modicum of time to read a succinct, informative profile.

I will take bookings via text from clients who are known to me, I won’t however take a booking from an unknown client via text when I have not even so much as heard his voice.

I specifically state on ALL my profiles I don’t accept text bookings.

Don’t get me wrong, I understand that the written word is a powerful tool and I will accept bookings Via e-mail, but those who book Via e-mail also call to confirm, and or call to discuss services, it costs the same via text tag as it does to enquire via telephone so what is not to get about this?

This is one of those days in which I think, some people just have no common sense.

It’s three weeks to Christmas and my joy, joy mood has for this day been turned into a bah humbug day.

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