I’m not entirely sure when it started, probably several years ago.
But I absolutely despise talking on the phone except for a few exceptions.
I don’t mind talking about something specific. If you call me because you want to ask me a question, or borrow an egg or clarify some information, I’m fine with that. No problem.
But if you ae calling me to shoot the breeze, forget it. Don’t bother. It’s not for me.
Gone are the days when I would spend hours on the phone talking about nothing, twisting myself up in a 25 foot phone cord that could reach all around the house. Remember those?
These days I prefer email or in person communication, it works better for me.
I let the messages on my answering machine pile up until there are so many I just hit delete without ever listening to them. Gasp!
Not too long ago there were 96 messages on my cell phone answering machine. They had accumulated over months. You know what I did? I hit delete. I have no idea who called or when. Terrible isn’t it?
I figured whoever called so long ago wasn’t expecting a call back.
And it’s not personal. It has nothing to do with who’s calling; 90% of the time I don’t even hear my cell phone ringing. I just do not enjoy talking on the phone. AT ALL.
Does anyone else share my distain?