It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post, and I can
thank blame exams for that. In all honesty, I wrote my last exam two weeks ago, but since then I’ve been catching up on everything I missed (partying, socializing, work – you can tell that my priorities are obviously in order from the way I listed that.)
Sadly, the partying lifestyle has gotten the better of me, as I now lay in bed with a blocked nose and fever, reminiscing about the times I didn’t have to be a mouth breather.
The upside is that I finally found some time to write again, and I decided to address an issue that many people may have been wondering about me. See, if you’ve received a message from me anytime in last 3-4 months, you may have noticed something strange. Your thoughts were most likely along the lines of: “Can’t she use normal punctuation?”, “Why is she so extra?”, “Who even uses those?”, “Why were these emojis even invented?!”
Let me explain.
A few months ago, the entire left portion of my touch screen stopped working. This means I am unable to press the little button on the bottom left corner of the keyboard, the one that has “123” written on it:
I also cannot press the letters ‘a’ and ‘q’ but thankfully autocorrect helps in that regard. I’ve had a long, strenuous time trying to get used to this difficulty and life-challenging setback. It was only after this complication that I realized I have taken punctuation for granted. *extra*
But seriously, try living without a comma or brackets. It killed me. 😦
The only one that stuck with me is the period (which appears when you press the space bar twice or after every 28 days ……….. LOL, my jokes are lame).
Anyway, I eventually found these emojis that have kinda saved my day:
As you can see – they are not ideal. My alternative is to turn my phone on its side and use the keyboard in landscape mode. However, there isn’t enough time in the world for that so I reserve it for important texts only – to my bosses or for emails.
It has been a struggle, an actual first-world problem, but now I finally have the time to get rid of this ordeal. Wish me luck 😆
And to those of you who continue to text me, bearing through the pain of reading my cartoon-like messages, I’d just like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’re the real MVPs ❤
And if you have come this far, thank you for reading this! 😀