Unless you’ve never interacted with another person in your life or you don’t have unlimited texting in 2015, chances are, you’ve participated in a group text before. You hate it because it’s nearly impossible to actually make plans, but you secretly love that during your lunch break you realize you have nine messages and they’re not from one of your parents.
That being said, everyone seems to fit into a particular role. It happens during every group chat in the history of group chats. See if you can put a name to the following:
1. The one who means business.
Usually the one who started the group chat. They’re the mama duck trying to keep their little ducklings in line. If one strays off the beaten path, they will reel them back in and keep everyone on track. (Or at least try really, really hard).
2. The one who communicates only through emojis.
And you begin to wonder if they can actually form any intelligent sentences. 😂😍🙈😩🙌😘😎🔥
3. The one who wants nothing to do with it.
There’s always that one guy (or girl) who asks to be removed for whatever reason. Maybe it’s because they don’t have a smart phone, had a bad day, or just don’t want to go to the event you’re so desperately trying to plan. Yet thanks to iOS 8, you can now opt out of group messages. THERE IS A GOD. If you don’t have an iPhone though, you’re sh*t out of luck. And if you don’t have an iPhone, who even are you?
4. The one who’s having a one-on-one convo.
Just gtfo. This is an A and B…and okay maybe C, D, E, F, G, and H conversation, but C and E, you can message each other separately. Please and thank you.
5. The one who sends 12 messages in a row…
They’re the person who, once the convo has ended, *insert sigh of relief* they somehow manage to keep it going. This friend just loves the love they get in a group chat.
6. …and the one who doesn’t read any of these messages.
And then is like, “Wait what?”
And the emoji texter responds, “😑”
7. The one who strays from the topic at hand.
We are not talking about the cute cat video you saw the other day, Jimmy, we need to figure out who’s buying the tequila.
8. The one who’s super random.
And you’re all like, “Why were they invited? Do I even know this person?”
9. The one who chimes in on occasion.
They give their two cents every so often, but tbh, they couldn’t really be bothered.
10. The one who is always cracking jokes.
And you’re like, “Omg laughing so hard right now.” When really you’re sitting on your couch, eating chips, wondering how life led you to this very moment.
Moral of the story: I think I’d rather be part of a human centipede than part of a group text.