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How Voice Messages Saved My Long Distance Friendship

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I can’t bear in mind who despatched the primary voice message. I feel it was her.

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I’m certain I believed, that is bizarre, I’m simply listening to her voice play out loud like a voicemail. It was in all probability one thing trivial, our voice messages typically are, and perhaps I replied by textual content after which in the future was feeling lazy or operating late and I pressed report.

However it began, it has been four years since we left highschool and went our separate methods to separate faculties and separate lives, and we voice message practically day-after-day. About Everything.

If my canine does one thing humorous, she is aware of it.

If she’s nervous earlier than a primary date, I hear about it.

If I’m ready someplace feeling awkward, she’ll hear me discuss at size about how awkward I really feel.

If one thing pisses us off, the opposite will hear a 12 minute rant. Followed by textual content: Don’t take heed to that, I’m truly over it now 🙂

How To Voice Message: you maintain down the voice report button on Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp. Keep it held until you’re finished talking after which launch it and your voice message seems within the chat.

Did you see the submit that went viral concerning the separated greatest buddies who made a PowerPoint presentation to replace one another on their lives? We’ve no want for that as a result of because of voice messages we’re all the time updated with one another’s lives.

Why Voice Messages Are Magical

You can ship and take heed to them ANY TIME YOU LIKE.

Okay, why we actually love sending voice messages might be the identical cause why buddies fall out of contact. We reside busy lives. I used to be in faculty learning to be a journalist and she or he was learning to be a nurse. We each had jobs and commutes to endure. She was in faculty four hours away and would come dwelling from faculty perhaps as soon as a month, perhaps not. We in all probability see one another in particular person as soon as a month or each 2 months. Despite this we’re nonetheless greatest buddies.

I don’t imply greatest buddies in a free, affectionate method.

I imply she’s the particular person I can discuss to about completely something, she is aware of my historical past and habits practically higher than myself, we share a way of humour and we all know we’ll all the time be there for one another. (Sorry this simply bought tremendous mushy)

I can go away her a 5 minute voice message describing why my new canine is definitely the very best canine in the entire vast world and she or he doesn’t inform me to close up.

Bottom line if we didn’t have voice messages we’d in all probability have fallen out of contact a little bit.

Unlike cellphone calls, the particular person can take heed to all of your information the next morning on their morning commute while you’re nonetheless asleep in mattress. Then they reply and you may hear to those messages while you stroll your canine within the night.

Or you may take heed to them the next day while you’re bored in your room. Or each time and wherever you want in any respect, that’s the benefit of voice messaging.

The actual great thing about it’s that if you might want to inform your buddy all about your date or how pressured you’re proper now, however she’s caught in lectures or at work all day, then you definitely nonetheless can.

We may all the time textual content.

BUT there’s one thing so participating about truly listening to anyone inform a joke or offer you recommendation that you simply simply can’t learn.

I lived in Barcelona for six months final yr solely understanding a handful of individuals and whereas it was superb it may additionally get extremely lonely. Although she additionally got here out to go to me twice, my buddy’s messages helped me loads. They helped once I was strolling to varsity or getting the metro alone or mendacity on my mattress feeling a little bit misplaced, it felt like my greatest buddy was proper beside me chatting away.

Sometimes we don’t take heed to the messages for a great few days if we’re busy and typically in no way.

It doesn’t matter.

My 5 minute rant about how my canine is the neatest canine on this planet as a result of she learnt the best way to open a door, can wait until we meet in particular person.

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