Anxiety Everyone Feels While In A Group Message
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Anxiety Everyone Feels While In A Group Message

"Please don't include me in another group message."

Anxiety Everyone Feels While In A Group Message

Walking out of class and being overwhelmed with the endless amount of texts you are receiving from multiple different group messages is the last thing any college student wants to deal with after an hour and a half lecture.

Your friends are bickering about who left the printer without any ink or paper and total shade is being thrown. You try to avoid the situation as your phone continues to vibrate out of control.

The reality is simply under one conclusion: you are a victim of a group text.

1. The number of texts to catch up on.

When the texts start to pour in, one after another, there is no catching up. There’s always that one friend that will send five different messages that could have easily been sent in one single message but for some reason five different messages was the only way to get the point across. The red notification number reminds you every time you open your phone of the excessive number of texts you still have to read.

2. The responses that come five minutes too late.

As you begin to send your one and only response to the group text, you can only get three letters in before more messages make you change your response. Before you know it, there is no point in participating in the group because chances are someone already said what you were going to say or you realize your opinion doesn’t matter.

3. GIFa and videos take up way too much storage on your phone.

Not that the actual messages themselves take up storage on your phone but the occasionally GIF or video really puts you over the edge when you repeatedly get notifications that you are running out of storage on your phone and have to delete the group text. This just leads to all sorts of confusion because people then get notifications that you left the group, which can be taken the wrong way.

4. The person that types in all CAPS and is passive aggressive at the same time.

The constant stress that follows the excessive amounts of all CAPS text messages brings people over the edge. Additionally, the passive aggressive text messages result in confusion and an ever better excuse to send even more messages explaining how confused everyone is.

5. The moment the conversation needs to be over, but continues for four more hours.

After the group text has been going on all day, the conversation finally reaches the end. You pray that you don’t have to read another message again in your life but before you know it, the conversation continues. The pointlessness drags on and the annoyance escalates. Before you know it, the anxiety returns.

The red number reminders on your home screen tell you there is no escaping a group text. As much as you try to avoid it, you might as well respond to the group to avoid more messages about why you didn’t respond.

The anxiety you get from group text is one of a kind. You contemplate if you should respond and you either are happy you did so or wish you could take it back.

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