Chad, Jessica, Jet and Aijiahlyn

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I HATE THE PHONE

I hate the phone. Let me rephrase. I hate talking to people I don't know, or don't know well on the phone. I love talking to Chad on the phone, family etc....but acquaintances or strangers with extreme accents from help lines.....UGH....hate! (Karen....it's a very nice form of hate : ) ) I feel so awkward....I dread it. I am scared of the phone....seriously....when it comes to having to call people I'm not really close with.

Right now, I'm supposed to call someone I barely know. I should have called them 2 days ago. I DON'T WANT TO DO IT....it's practically a form of torture to me. Darn phone! and I don't mean DARN.....I mean...the borderline bad word. This person is actually quite nice....but I loathe the phone. I hide from it....I completely avoid calls if I don't recognize the number, saying that if it's important, they'll leave a message or call again. About 3/4 of the time when the phone rings I say, "WHAT DO YOU WANT?" in this crabby, masculine, old lady voice before I really answer in a happy tone with, "hello?"

In fact, I am writing this blog right now to avoid calling this person. I fear the phone peeps, it's official....and it's a problem. Did I say how much I LOVE EMAIL? I LOVE EMAIL because it gets me out of talking to people on the phone.

ALRIGHT....I'm going to call this person, and I'm going to hate every second, but then it will be flippin' done.....DARNIT!


Oh, and I did I tell you I just got trained on this new computer program at work, and for the next few months every time I have to input something into the system I have to call my supervisor in Portland and have her watch and critique every key stroke? Yay, can't wait for all that phone time! Just thinking about it has ruined my so-called "vacation" that I'm on....but that's another blog.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

You're funny! I am supposed to call you about the fifth sunday singing time...should I email you instead? LOL!

Whitmer Family said...

I'm not the person you have to call, am I?? What is the new program? N&S making progress? I hope it is with rent collection...what a pain!

Lanette said...

I'm sorry Jessica! I really am not a phone person either--even with people I know! I guess I just feel stupid because I express myself a lot with gestures that you can't see on the phone, so then people don't know when I'm joking and stuff? I don't know what exactly my problem is, but I have phone issues too. Maybe we should start a support-blog. Ha! :)

Carina & Dan said...

Jessica I feel your pain. I hate talking on the phone too. It is so awkward & since you can't see the persons facial expression I read into things to much & imagine I have offened them somehow or I get my feelings hurt about non-existant things. The only person I enjoy talking on the phone with is Dan. I will pretend I didn't have cell phone reception to avoid answering(or returning peoples calls. And the stupid thing is I can't leave home without my cell phone.

OREGON SOUTHWORTHS said...

Amen! I am SO with you. I just hate making phone calls. Always have. I just feel awkward and stupid that I have to rehearse at least part of what I'm going to say in my head before I even pick up the phone. Yeah, it's bad. I've gotten better, but this is why I always tell my new VT companions that if they call and make the appointments, I will be there! Poor Leslie, she is the latest to suffer through having me as a companion!

Jenni said...

I'm so totally with you on that! Emailing is such a blessing! It's like once you get on the phone with someone, sometimes you can never get off!! Also, I'm so proud of you for running and staying so fit while you're pregnant! Way to go, girlfriend! yOu look great!

Karen K. said...

I can't believe all these comments. I thought I was ALONE in this! I am like you. I will do almost anything to avoid making a phone call. Ugh. Anyone who knows me well knows that I rarely call them. I have no problem with people calling me--I can talk for hours. But please...don't ask me to call THEM! I think one reason is because I don't want to interrupt them. Yes, I LOVE email..most of the time.