This bothers a bunch of my family and friends but…
I don’t do the telephone.
I hate it.
Talking on the phone for non-business reasons gives me hives.
Ok, to be honest, I am not a fan of making business-type calls either. But when I can have a script in my head of what is going to be said by me and then by the person on the other end? I am better than just a friendly call.
Most people think I am just being silly when I tell them to text or email me, and they call me anyway. And they go to voicemail. And they get a text back.
I am serious, people.
I don’t do the phone.
Yes, I will return parent phone calls at work and occasionally make calls to parents when it’s necessary. But I prefer email or face to face.
The only person…and I mean ONLY person…I do not feel weird with on the phone is my mom. I call her ALL THE TIME. Probably because she is my mom. I don’t need a script with her.
But even with Cort…I prefer an email if I am at work or a text if I am elsewhere.
It doesn’t help that I HATE to be on the phone outside of my house even more than I hate being on the phone inside my house.
I don’t hear people well on the phone…that could be another one of my issues. And because it’s the phone I can’t figure out what they are saying by gestures of facial expressions.
Yes, I have had my hearing checked, and even after the years of loud concerts it is perfect.
So I don’t know.
I don’t even like to call for pizza or Chinese food.
It is that bad, people.
Cort tries to MAKE me call sometimes, but it’s of no use. I will change my mind about dinner just so I don’t have to call for it.
(On a side note: God bless online ordering.)
I am just better in writing.
Writing gives me time to think…to pick just the right words.
I like to think I am great at communicating in writing.
On the phone (and even sometimes in person)? Not so much.
I am awkward.
So now there are people out there who are begging me to get on skype.
What are you trying to do to me, people?