Greg Hardesty didn’t LOL when he got his teen daughter’s cellphone statement.
All he could think was “OMG!”
PHOTOS: Text-Crazed Teen
The California man’s 13-year-old daughter, Reina, racked up an astonishing 14,528 text messages in one month. The online AT&T statement ran 440 pages.
Can’t these parents buy this kid a book? Assuming that she did this all during the entire month of December, only texted 18 hours per day and texted at a steady rate, she sent 2.3 messages per minute, once every 26 seconds! Seriously this is the kind of thing that seems like a great headline and reads like a slightly funny story but it also tells me that the world as we know it is coming to an end. LOL’s and OMG’s everywhere, there could one day be a constitutional amendment written entirely in LOL-speak. Future generations will look back on our speaking and writing abilities like we look at those from Elizabethian times or stumble over words and their meanings like we do know in the King James Bible.
I can only hope this girl is a straight-A student. I wonder if she used any punctuation on any of those texts?