I hate talking on the phone more than most people. Just the idea of making a phone call makes me physically ill. I hate everything about it. I hate the way my voice gets all funny when I use the phone. I hate weird silences. I hate calling family members to thank them for gifts. It’s so awkward and no one seems to understand me.
Sometimes when I know that I have to make a phone call I will think of the entire conversation in my head beforehand and think about how awkward it’s going to be. I’ll think about it so much that it makes having to make the call one hundred times more terrible. Sometimes I’ll even prepare everything that I am going to say on the phone on notecards. It’s so ridiculous. I know other people have problems like this too, but it doesn’t make me feel any better that I have to suffer from it as well.
The only way I can get over it is when I type the phone number in and press call without thinking about it. The phone call still sucks, but it’s all the thinking about it before hand that is really the worst.
I am waiting for the day that telephones become obsolete to texting. They should remove the speaker and the the mic from all phones and make them completely text based. That’s the kind of world that I would want to live in. If I was the leader of the world I would make all phones illegal. Only texting and emails would be allowed. How much better would life be if that was really implemented? I’m getting dreamy eyed just thinking about it.