LYNDON – Just before heading to bed, 33 year old Partridge Meadows resident, Neal Robinson sends a text to say goodnight to a new girl he’s been seeing. Robinson has been seeing 28 year old Partridge Meadows resident for almost two months, but says he struggles speaking with her through text messages without using exclamation points.
“We’re just not to that level yet,” said Robinson. “I’m hoping by Derby next year, I can just end a sentence with a period, but only if its consentual.”
Robinson isn’t alone though, his new girlfriend Patricia Ives has been reciprocating the exclamation marks as well ever since the two started seeing each other in September. She says she doesn’t want Robinson to think she’s upset at him.
“I’m so afraid he will read into one of my texts in the wrong way so I just follow up everything with as many exclamation points as I can,” said Ives. “I don’t know how to stop.”
The two have yet to confess to each other their feelings on the punctuation, but Robinson says he plans to start easing into it this weekend.
“I’m planning on sending a text this weekend ending a the sentence with a smiley face,” said Robinson. “Then may casually work in an ellipsis or something. Just slide it in as a surprise and see if she likes it. She may slap me or heck, maybe it’s something she’s way into.”