Stop me if you’ve heard me say this before.
I don’t like talking on the phone. I have said it before, but it was just that line. I find I do repeat myself. I wrote a whole post (pictures and edits and everything) before I realized it was on the same topic as another post I had already published. I also compared myself to a lump of clay in that post, which my husband suggested was not that flattering. I digress: I will try not to talk about the same things as I did some other time. Now back to the phone talking.
I will talk on my cell phone if I have to (if it rings), but I prefer not to use our home phone. It’s a strange privacy/comfort/space issue. I don’t know what it is, but talking on our home phone always seems like a chore. I screen phone calls heavily and don’t answer unless I know it is specifically for me. I especially let the dentist go to voice-mail.
I also find talking on my cell phone strange, because it is almost the least private way to communicate with someone. It’s almost as though you’ve invited the whole room to be a part of your conversation, even if they don’t want to be. If the person you are talking to is a loud-talker, then this is especially true. They are forced to eavesdrop and silently have opinions.
I am opposed to having just a cell phone. Friends who have consistent cell reception have gone the money-saving route and given up their land lines in favour of only a cell phone. I understand the rationale behind this; you just have to pay a bit more attention. You have to know where your cell phone is, and you have to remember to charge it. I carry my cell phone with me everywhere like a small lap dog, but would be hard pressed to burden it with the responsibility of handling all the family’s calls. I also have two kids who are cusping on that “chatty” stage of life on the phone.
I ‘don’t leave home without it’ but my phone is also my connection to that trendy Instagramming, and WordPress, my calendar, and my messenging. My little life is bundled up in these tiny wires and anodes, how do you expect me to jeopardize that by actually talking on the thing?
* Do you still have a home phone?
* Do you communicate more by phone or by email/text/FB?
* Do you have friends that you have never spoken to on the phone?