The great thing about texting is that we can have an almost complete record of many of our interactions with our teens. Here's the Curmudgeon's "conversation" with his teen about picking him up from the movies (said teen said the movie started at 6 pm, but it really started at 7:10, leaving the Curmudgeon to mis-underestimate when the movie would be done):
8:03 pm Curm: We're here at Ballston when you're done
8:44 pm Teen: Meet me near the parking lot entrance when I get out
8:48 pm Teen: Ok?
8:48 pm Curm: Ru out?
8:49 pm Teen: Almost but I'll meet u where I said
8:49 pm Curm: K
8:58 pm Curm (After seeing pal of teen pass by a few minutes earlier): We're waiting . . .
8:59 pm Teen: I'm in a movie so just keep waiting where I told u. Almost done.
[Mrs. Curmudgeon and antsy older teen curmudgeon depart in cab]
9:16 pm Teen: Coming
9:25 Teen arrives. "I'm hungry."