If you have ever sent a message of the text-based variety–you know, an iMessage, a DM, a Facebook message, whatever–you will know that it is one of the most difficult feats on this earth. (Aside from, you know, all the things that are actually hard, such as being a coal miner or a taxi driver or a child actor.) I mean, it’s fine if you’re talking one-on-one with a close, personal friend whose behaviors you are comfortable with and texting style you feel secure in responding to with your own. But if you’re talking to literally anyone else–someone you don’t know very well, or someone who’s significantly older than you, or someone you might like–it suddenly becomes very, very difficult.
How difficult? Well, that is not something that I, personally, feel as though I am emotionally able, on a personal level, to explain today. Fortunately, I don’t have to–there are a bunch of memes that explain just how hard, exactly, texting is. So, check out these things that totally explain your behavior every single time you send a text message:
3. A rare picture of you:
4. Somehow, you are both people in this exact situation:
Somebody I know from college just answered a text from 2014. pic.twitter.com/KGX6HM7xuP
— Ryan Houlihan (@RyanHoulihan) March 9, 2017
5. THIS IS SO OFFENSIVE OMG:
6. Who among us can’t relate to this?
when you send a risky text? pic.twitter.com/368MYcyP8N
— liv (@oliviaamorette) March 19, 2017
7. Best-case scenario for a risky text:
— Alice (@lovatic0312) March 26, 2017
8. Worst-case scenario for a risky text:
9. But also, um, same:
Me when someone doesn't text me back after I've ignored them pic.twitter.com/YZhMPBwIdS
— not pinkett smith (@Iilspice) March 5, 2017
10. This is so rude:
11. As everyone knows, sending a text is the best sleep aide that there is:
13. Equally, painfully relatable:
Me pretending to be on my phone when I pass a group of boys pic.twitter.com/NUJ72IDaGe
— Giuliana ? (@Princessofwifi) March 11, 2017
14. So pure!
15. No one would be safe, you most of all:
16. I mean:
"stop ignoring me"
"you take so long to text back" pic.twitter.com/JEwiKJYpiK
— Typical Girl (@SoDamnTrue) March 24, 2017
17. Stay safe out there!!!
18. You sexting:
19. You sexting, accidentally:
"I never ask to suffer but I still do" ?? pic.twitter.com/HNjvlz0QTO
— mom (@jayxilynn) July 5, 2016
20. Welp. That’s quite enough for today, I think:
What do you think of these memes? Which one describes you the best? Let us know in the comments!