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Exclamation Points

"Throw in some exclamation points."

Rewind several years to my a date with a fellow.  I was working at the planetarium and on our first date he said in a much nicer way than I now remember, that I come off as mean/rude/not excited in text message form.

Upon dissection of this statement with my friend and co-worker, Rubina, she gave me the best advice: Throw in some exclamation points.  

I still remind myself of this now.  All the time.  I guess I just don't think of text messages with exclamation points.  There have been many times where I'm just about to hit send and I go back and change a period or two to an exclamation point.  It seems to be received better.

Even with that awareness, my now friend and co-worker, Justine, still questions my enthusiasm in text messages.

So just know, if you get a text from me and think I'm not excited.  I might be!  I'm trying my best over here!

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  1. I apparently take my own advice too seriously - I have the opposite problem, at least at work. I always reread my emails and remove at least 2-3 exclamation points.

    I'm also a fan of emojis in text messages. (less appropriate at work sadly.)

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