This one seems to be part of a longer 'conversation' - as all texts are. I can only speculate about its provenance and authorship: what provoked it? How was it physically constructed - presumably using printer, photocopier, scissors and sticky tape? And what has been its reception and effect?
More or less each word bristles. For example, I enjoyed the word 'professional' - and imagining the text without it, and then replacing it, as if I had been the writer. I was also attracted to the loaded placement of those two words - which I learnt at school to classify as 'articles' but which might now be referred to as 'determiners' - 'the' and 'a'. Switch them over, or substitute with other words ('this', 'any') and their overtones become even more conspicuous.
Rewinding time to the genesis of such texts might be instructive - and not just for drama, reading and writing.
Here's a social situation (context or text itself, if you prefer) which might provoke further short texts - or silences:
It is 7 o'clock. You have to go to work, but your son is still in bed. Not for the first time, there are dirty dishes in the sink, discarded packaging on the side - and half a pizza in the cutlery drawer. Had the pen not been removed from the place by the phone, you could write him a short note. You consider the wording of a number of texts, but think better of it and leave the house. Later, at the station or in the staff room, you just have time for a ... 10-minute writing exercise: you get out your writing notebook and write some of the texts that you decided not to write. You had not felt like smiling at the irony - but you do.
Just saying. Or keeping it zipped.
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