Monday, May 30, 2011

Phone calls

I don't like making phone calls.  I avoid it whenever possible.  If you call me, I'm happy to talk, but for me to pick up the phone and dial a number.... it's a pretty rare occurrence.

It doesn't matter the reason for calling - a friendly chat, asking for a favor, or to tell you something - I don't like making phone calls.

I think it comes down to I don't want to impose myself upon you.  You're doing your thing and I call and interrupt you.  You may not mind and you might have even been waiting for me, but I still have forced myself on your time when I make a phone call.  I don't want to do that.  I don't want you to have to visit with me if you don't want to. 

I don't know really when this began, but it has definitely worsened over the years.  I think what really clinched the phone deal with me was several years ago, I had to call someone to ask them to help out with an activity.  I called and said, "Hi, it's Molly."  The person on the other end of the phone said, "What is it this time?  The only time you ever call is to ask for something."


It was true.  While the person and I were on friendly terms, I never called her to chat.  I only called when I had too.  After that, I've really hated phone calls.  I call when I absolutely must and even then, I have to work up a lot of courage to make that call.  This includes calls to family members.  I just don't want to bother them if they are busy.

The funny thing is, I don't mind calling businesses, like the cable company.  It's really weird, I know that.

1 comment:

Linnea said...

You can call me anytime and chat. If you catch me at home I will answer and if I don't answer I can't talk and then you never have to worry if you're bugging me! Email me at and I'll send my number!