A Watsonia woman has commenced drafting her annual New Years text message that will likely be read by 17% of recipients. While Karen Donaldson likes to put plenty of thought into her text, she’d be shocked to discover the actual readership of her heartfelt message.

Despite many recipients being happy to receive some thoughts from Donaldson at the end of each year, few fully read the text due to either being drunk and/or knowing that nothing groundbreaking will be in the message. Seemingly oblivious to this fact, Donaldson spends most of New Years Eve drafting and re-drafting her message.

Speaking exclusively to The Watsonia Bugle, Donaldson said, “I just think it’s really important to share my thoughts with my family and friends, and to let them know that I’m thinking of them by sending a generic text out. I know the Facebook is more of a popular platform these days, but I like the trusty old text message.”