I’m a pretty black or white person when it comes to liking things. I either love it, or I hate it. Not much falls in the in between. Except tomatoes. I really AM in the middle with that one.
I didn’t want this to become a hate fest, so I am going to just focus on one thing today. I HATE talking on the phone. Hate, hate, hate. Unless I’m talking to my mom, then I can talk on the phone forever. I don’t know why. I just can.
I talk on the phone all. day. long. at work. I have become an excellent multitasker because of this. I also highly value my headset that makes me look like a McDonald’s drive-thru worker. Some days my face hurts from all the talking. Or it could be from the smile I have plastered on my face all day. You try sounding nice/bright/happy on the phone without a smile on your face. It’s impossible. You will sound like someone kicked your puppy, which is not what I am going for while I’m working.
The last thing I want to do outside of work is talk, which kind of sucks for Andy because even though we work together, we don’t see or talk to each other much during the day. So if he calls me after work (he usually works much later than I do), I do the death groan (a very specific kind of groan that sounds like you are dying), even though it has nothing to do with me not wanting to talk to him. I just want to hit the red ignore button just because I CAN, which is something I would love to be able to do at work all day, but then I wouldn’t be doing my job and that is no bueno.
I would much rather text people. I’m sure if Jestina and I became besties back when you actually had to pay for text messages (oh haaay iMessage) we would have gone bankrupt. In fact, I think that Jestina and I have only talked on the phone 3 times. Once because a story was too hard to explain in an email/text, once because I was having a nervous breakdown (not really, I was just being a stupid crypants), and then when she got engaged to that Christopherdinohead. Talking on the phone just isn’t how we operate.
So there you go. There’s one thing that I hate. Do you like talking on the phone or do you hate it like I do?