[photo-a-day: february 15]

[photo-a-day: february 15]

Phones…

I don’t like to talk on the phone.

I thought for a long time that my dislike towards that gadget is not something common, but then I found out that my best friend has that phobia as well. Sort of made me feel good to know that I am not alone.

Talking on the phone makes me panic.

I don’t see the other person and yet I cannot enjoy silence or have time to think…

Being silent when you’re talking on the phone is weird. You never know what the other person is thinking and you cannot even see his / her face.

There are no smileys when you’re talking on the phone either.

Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not?

  • Skype is so much better.  🙂  I like talking on the phone to friends, and I’m happy when I’m in the same country as them so I can use the phone–but then I remember that with Skype I can actually see their face!

  • I have a distaste for it, but I think that’s just our generation (for whatever reason). I can do it, but I’d much rather let someone else do the calling for me.

    • Well, one of the reasons is that we operate with more resources than previous generations. We grew up with internet readily available (and we still remember the dial up! Some kids today don’t know what it’s like… to listen to that ancient dub-step)… 

  • Joanne Norton

    My MOM hated being on the phone.  Mostly, b/c years ago when she answered the phone she was called “Mr. Lee” instead of “Mrs.”  She had a low voice.   Over the past few years,  I hesitated b/c I didn’t know who was calling and I didn’t want to be fussing over the political, business,  etc.  NOW I’m happy… got a caller I.D. phone set.  Has relaxed me significantly.  Just talk to the ones I want to.   WHEN I WANT TO!  Makes a difference.

    • People used to mix up my and mom’s voices. She gets sort of high-pitched when she’s on the phone whereas my voice is lower, I guess… So it was fun.

      Caller ID is one of the reasons why I love cell phones. (And I don’t talk on usual phone except for rare cases when I talk at work… But those are rare – maybe once a week or so…)

  • Susan

    IMHO phones are a necessary evil, which exist solely for my convenience. 😉

  • Mary

    I have mixed feelings about telephones. I have an old fashioned handset for my landline which is my favourite way of using the phone. I only got a mobile for the first time two years ago, and I use it very rarely. Is good for SMS and for emergencies. It is not a smart phone so it has limitations, like that awful keyboard. I might be tempted by iPhone 5 when it arrives.

    Talking by phone has limitations. It is quite different from face to face. Skype now makes long distance communication better, as long as you want to be seen! My ipad has no video, so I can Skype without being seen, which on some days might be an advantage!

    • I got my first cell phone back in ’03 – it was a good faithful Nokia 3310. It served me well for a few years until somehow it got drowned in coffee (although it was in my coat all the time – still have NO idea what happened really)… Had a couple of cellphones in between and now I got an iPhone – both Nokia and iPhone were from my cousin – and that’s what makes them ROCK 🙂 I mostly use cell phones for text-messaging. 

      When I Skype with someone (not chat), I prefer to do it without video too – because usually by that time I’m already in bed with my laptop, so it would be awkward 😀

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