Texting is the perfect way to communicate with someone you don't actually feel like talking to, and while there are a number of advantages to unspoken communication, there are also a lot of opportunities for things to get lost in translation.
Texting hasn't reached a point when there are signs to denote bitter sarcasm and feigned enthusiasm, which means were forced to rely on other people to interpret our tone.
This creates a number of opportunities for people to take jokes far too seriously (and think serious things are jokes).
Comedy Central's Key and Peele took on this phenomenon in a recent episode, showing how an innocuous exchange can turn into attempted murder in a few simple texts.
You could probably solve this problem by actually picking up the phone, but who wants to do that?