Question with no answer

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Thinking back over my life and knowing that most that has happened both good and bad was the result of my choices. There is one question I have that I have not been able to come up with an answer for…

Why do I dislike making phone calls and talking on the phone? I have given much thought to that question and I have no idea why. I love talking to people in person, people I know or strangers. I enjoy talking with people via the technology we have where we can see the person or persons we are talking to.

I have tried to remember when the first phone came into my life, but I do not remember. I also have tried to figure out if something could have happened to cause me to dislike talking on a phone or making phone calls, dead end there also.

I hope some time I can find an answer to the question. Surely I am not alone in this, can you give me an answer as to why I am grateful to have a phone, two as a matter of fact but don’t like making calls or talking on them?

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  1. I feel the same way! You are not alone! I worked in customer service for 37 years so I blame my phone aversion on that. In any case, I am always reluctant to either make or answer my phone! Ha, ha.

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  2. I am totally the same. In person I love to talk. My youngest daughter feels the same and we use text a lot to communicate instead of a phone call. My husband keeps saying that it would be better for a call but we love to text instead. In person we never stop talking. Have no idea why.

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    1. You and your daughter do exactly what I do. I have found we are not alone and that makes me feel like we are okay and we are just meant to be that way…no other answer I have found. Thank you for following and commenting.

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  3. I spent 15 years working at jobs that required lots of phone work. I hated to talk on the phone when I got home, and often unplugged the house phone. I love smart phones because they can take a message and I always know who is calling and can decide if I want to talk now, later, or not at all.

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    1. I do the same as you on my cell phone. Before I retired I used a phone a lot too, I didn’t seem to mind it at all then when I had no choice because of my work.

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  4. I hate talking on the phone too! I have written a few posts about my aversion and, judging from the comments, I (and you) am not alone. The fact that I’m a bit of an introvert may have something to do with it, but I enjoy talking face-to-face so I don’t think that’s totally it. The best I can come up with is that the few friends I have that enjoy talking on the phone (most don’t) talk FOREVER! I would just as soon take care of the reason for the call, add in a few pleasantries, then get off. I have things to do (even if it’s just read our play around on my computer) and I don’t like feeling trapped.

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    1. You have described exactly how I feel. I will never understand how someone can talk for hours on a phone. I feel bad sometimes when I have to end the conversation when I didn’t make the call, but if I didn’t I would be sitting for hours listening to them talk. If I don’t answer they keep calling until I do. I have voice mail and they could leave a message…but don’t. I feel better knowing that I am not alone in feeling as I do.

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    1. I don’t mind texting if it doesn’t go on and on. I support our postal system any way I can. I don’t handwrite much any more but, I do type letters on the computer, print them and then mail them.

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    1. Like you I would much rather talk face to face having a conversation with someone. When I need to make an appointment or talk business with someone the phone will do fine, but I prefer to do that on a landline and not a cell phone. I am just weird I guess. 🙂

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