Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday Frivolity

I hate, despise, loath with every fiber in my being, talking on the telephone. 

Ask my best friend.  She knows not to call.  Just come over or ask me at church or send a pigeon.  But don't call.

My mother, who nurtured me in my formative years, cannot understand this extreme change in my nature.  It may have something to do with the endless hours the phone receiver was connected to my ear.  Who knows?

I would rather have hours worth of conversations via text-message than a one minute quicky via telephone.  Yuck.

But you know, there are just always those people who know how to stay on the phone. 

I want to shout, "Let me go!  Leave me alone!  Why are you doing this to me?"  But I don't.  I just nod and smile and say, "Uh-huh.  Haha, that's funny.  Really, oh my..." and so on and so forth and I start thinking, "I can do this.  I can let this person save me from my sick, perculiar phobia."  But ten seconds later I'm struggling again.

I try to cut in with things like, "You know, I really gotta go-"  but they don't hear me.  THEY DON'T HEAR ME! 

So, in short, I love texting.  I feel completely and utterly in control of my conversation duration and content.  I can be succinct, precise, to the point.  And they have to be too!  And if they're not, it's no skin off my ears. 

This is just one more reason I also love Facebook and blogging.  I don't have to spend 10 hours over cold lunch catching up with people I haven't seen for 8 years.  I'm already caught up. 

The internet is like my morning coffee.  Soooooo refreshing.  And it helps perpetuate my need for isolation. 

Thank you technology.  Who needs therapy when I have you?

Kelly Out


Kristie said...

I have the same issue. I hate being on the telephone, I don't answer the phone ever, unless it's an emergency, or for some annoying reason I'm asked to answer the phone since I am the closest. I thought I was the only one who hated telephones, but maybe not. I cannot stand being on the phone... I find myself getting severely annoyed, feeling anxious, and pacing. I can't stand it... I don't know what to talk about. I'd rather talk via text message also, because you can say stuff when you want, you don't have to feel obligated to SPEAK directly after being spoken to like on the phone.
Sorry for such a long comment, I just found it amazing to hear someone describe what I always wanted to say.

The Finlinsons said...

Haha! You are so funny! I must say...I like talking on the phone but often struggle with texting. I don't MIND texting...but I don't like when people text ALL THE TIME. It makes me think "couldn't you just have called me and got this conversation done LONG AGO?" Anyhow, I love hearing about other people and their quirks and habits. Makes me feel like I'm not the only one out there with them! :)

Jess said...

I am a big texter too. I love it. It drives my dad nuts. lol but I like it to. And I totally agree with the whole catching up with people through facebook and blogging. It's wonderful! I know I would only have MAYBE one friend that would still even talk to me if it weren't for facebook and blogger. lol :)

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