It’s been more than 5 years since when I have been using WhatsApp. Not only I use WhatsApp, I am kind of hyperactive on this messaging media. So these are the kind of people I came across in WhatsApp.
#1 A human with life
These are the type of people who have installed this app and understand its importance but they are not going gaga over it. Their last seen is not the current time or a moment ago. You can’t expect them to reply in 5 minutes or so. They are not rude or ignoring you, they are just busy doing something else and don’t care to check their phone every minute.
Me: What’s up Mum?
Mom:(1 hour later) Just returned from the grocery store.
#2.1 Abusers of WhatsApp
These are the people who have zero respect towards the people who send them messages. Neither they are busy nor they leave messages unread. If you happen to text them today, they will reply you tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
Talking with them on WhatsApp is no different than sending them a raven. You may get a reply in few days, if you’re lucky!
Jeda is my school friend, we used to hang out a lot. Recently I texted her and it went like this.
Me: Nice photo! Wassup girl!
Jeda: (After 2 days) Heyy! How are you?!
Me: I’m fine. It seems that you are very busy these days.
Jeda: (After 3 days) No! Not really. I am free.
#2.2 Abusers of WhatsApp
These are the people who randomly take a number and send message. Many a time I received messages from unknown creepy guys claiming that I called them or anything that can help them to continue the conversation. Creeps are ruining for social media for everyone- first in Facebook and Instagram and now in WhatsApp as well.
#2.3 Slayers of ‘Read Receipt’
To be honest, I have done this and I know how annoying it could be for the other person. People lost their mind when WhatsApp brought this cool features called “blue ticks/seen”.
Basically it tells when the recipient read your message. There are people who will read the message and simply shut it off without replying. I’m not talking about those who forget to reply or fall asleep in minutes after receiving the message. I’m pointing to those people who read the message and decide not to reply.
Ex: I think we should hang out sometime.
When somebody doesn’t reply to my message and chill with others I want to send them to the darkest corner of hell. Not gonna lie, I myself know how oddly satisfying it is to leave people on read- it just feel right to be receiver’s end.
#3 The Pillars of WhatsApp
These are the kind of people who took messaging to a new level. They are online for life. No matter what they are doing they will reply you in seconds. I could fall into this category with one exception. I am online all the time except while I’m eating or sleeping. Previously I used to hold my phone in the one hand while eating and I used to fall asleep texting.
Now having a rough sleeping schedule I keep my phone away while going to bed. Because I have no intention to walk like a sleep deprived zombie to my workplace.
#4 Social workers
These are the people who are serving the mankind since advent of WhatsApp forwarding all those random jokes and photos and writing good morning, good evening in the groups everyday without fail. They are the people who took a pledge to forward every single joke they come across. They are so dedicated and sincere to their job that they will put on any random shit as their display picture as a dare.
WhatsApp is sustaining its business solely because of hark work and dedication of these people.
#5 WhatsApp Business
WhatsApp Business is both a blessing and a boon. As a customer who has bought something from your store 3 months back, I would not appreciate it to be plagued by promotional messages every week.
I do understand how simple automated WhatsApp messages could be easy for businesses to promote themselves. But most often they tend to overdo it.
When I see a notification, I wanna think that I got a message from family/friend or colleague- but now 90% time it’s just business promotions!
Let me know if you can find yourself in any of categories! ☺
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