October 23, 2007

Suffering Sukatash

I'm not a phone person. I don't like the phone - I don't like talking on the phone - and I don't like calls from numbers that are blocked or that I don't recognize. My distaste of phones in general comes from years of customer service and years of office work wherein you had to answer phones all day long. Now, even working from home I am on the phone constantly. Ring, ring, ring...and ring again. That little phone has become my arch nemesis. Every time it rings it's a time commitment. It's also usually a request for something that someone needs. I've gotten to the point that when the home phone rings, I won't answer it. AB and I have a stare down and I say "you get it! I'm done talking on the phone". Meanwhile, I've also gotten to the point that when the phone rings - any phone - I physically feel myself tense up. How sad is this? Any suggestions, and I mean this is all seriousness, for how I can conquer this? I dislike talking on the phone so much more than I can convey. And it drives AB nuts. I cannot seem to get around it. Anyone relate? What should I do about this phone anxiety?!?! Gah!

Ps. - Strange phenom - when it's AB or my Mom, I do not feel this way. I feel happy and quickly pick up the phone. I love talking to them any day, any time. Anyone else is toast...and I feel so bad about it.



Dan, Misty & Ashar said...

I'm with you on the phone thing. It's part of my job to answer them, and I always get annoyed when no one else does it...is that wrong? WAY cute hair by the way!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's a family thing, I hate the phone too!! Wish I knew how to like to talk on the phone but I don't, it is too time consuming and I always am anxious to hang up even with people I like talking to, what up with that??? I hope you get some good feed back so it will help me too!
double GAH!!

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you sister. It is a waste of time. If I'm on the phone an hour I figure we could have dropped everything and met for lunch or pie and coffee.

I don't rush to answer it or the DOORBELL - I'm a rebel.

Love V

Carrie said...

If you figure it our please let me know. I'm the same way. I can't even call for pizza!!