Join me in the call to all telco companies to have all unli-txt/calls service terminated the soonest possible time. This is to ensure that recipients, aptly, victims of annoying spam texts will remain their sanity and ATP (adenosine triphosphate) from being consumed having to flex each muscle for every message received.
Few years ago, texting someone would mean having to sacrifice a peso from your total credit amount and that reaching out to someone with sweet-nothings mean a lot and is deemed sincere and heart-felt. Culturally, we are fond of keeping in touch with our loved ones -- I remembered my Japanese friend commenting on how we Filipinos love to text each other frequently as possible and this bewildered him a lot. It can also be explained that we as a culture is not comfortable expressing our gratitude/feelings towards someone personally and that texting becomes the closest alternative there is available. Regardless of one's culture, it is without no question that we should be sensitive enough that not all would care that you snore while scratching your hairy balls (excuse me), you eating your favorite pasta, you heading to Colon, you on break from work, yada, yada, yada. Just to let all of you know how annoying it can be to receive constant update from a cretin whom you obviously care less --
1st SMS Sent: July 4, 2009 @ 2:30AM
Message: On my first break! Work is tiring!
2nd SMS Sent: July 4, 2009 @ 2:45AM
Message: Done with my first break! Back to my stressful work! Wish me luck!
3rd SMS Sent: July 4, 2009 @ 4:00AM
Message: Lunch time! How i love jollibee spaghetti!
4th SMS Sent: July 4, 2009 @ 4:30AM
Message: Smoking with officemates!
5th SMS Sent: July 4, 2009 @ 5:00AM
Message: Back to work na pud!
Imagine being constantly bombarded with worthless updates from someone whom you wont even care if he's consumed by his own gastric juices or have cheaply committed suicide jumping off a billboard somewhere.
Just to still behave professionally on this time of great test, i sent a friendly reply:
Reply sent: July 4, 2009 @ 7:00AM
Message: Please be advised that the number you are trying to reach is no longer interested of your messages from this day onwards. Let it be known that you've been added to her blocked-numbers and that future messages coming from your number will be forwarded to the service provider which will be compiled and eventually used against you should it reach the quota of unwanted SMS. Penalties will be served, one of which - you'll be dildoed 'til you pass out. For any questions/clarifications, please reach out to your provider whom i think will also not entertain you anyway.
So to all who have suffered the same, please don't hesitate to use the same reply above. Let's have a collective agreement and cry foul to irresponsible use of unlitxt/call promo.
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