Phone Talker

Did you read Joanna's post about talking to friends on the phone?  It got me to thinking how many people I actually talk on the phone to (on a regular basis).  My husband, parents, my sisters, and two out-of-state college girlfriends...  Even though most of my friends live in my same city, I realize we rarely talk on the phone.  Yes, we email and we text...but, is that really the same as a good old phone conversation?

 I know many people abhor talking on the phone, but I've always been a phone talker.  In middle school, talking on the phone to friends (after I had just seen them earlier in the day at school, mind you) was THE THING to do.  Of course, this was back before having call-waiting was the universal standard, and my parents used to hem and haw at me over constantly occupying the house line.  I can picture my 13-year old self, knees bent, feet propped up on the desk, rocking back in my chair, while twisting and knotting the curly white phone cord around in my fingers.  I'm not sure what we spent all those hours actually discussing, but those conversations were of the utmost value and significance to me at the time.   I even asked my parents if I could have my own phone line as a birthday gift, to which they scoffed and decidedly replied, absolutely not!

I really like Joanna's tip for the 5-minute phone call, that way there's that verbal connection that seems so much more personal and connected that a 10-15 worded text.  A shout out to my friends, be forewarned, I may try and call you next time, I realize not all of you are phone talkers, but how hard is 5 minutes, right? 

Do you talk much on the phone?  Or do you prefer texting/emailing?

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8 comments

Holly said...

its so weird, my friends and i never talk on the phone. but my husband and his friends are constantly calling each other-what can be done over text, they just pick up the phone and call. im envious of that sometimes. one of my friends will literally NOT answer her phone, its SO annoying!

Lindsay said...

I'm a phone talker, especially with my sister and my best friend who lives a few hours away. My best childhood friend and I usually call instead of text too, since we've been doing it since elementary school!

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

I've grown into a habit of texting and emailing more than talking on the phone. Maybe because I have to talk SO much during the day at work that in my personal time, I don't talk on the phone as much as I should.

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Quiet Luxury


christine donee said...

I hate talking on the phone. go impersonal communication!

heather{land} said...

I thought of that too when I read her post -- I just am not a phone talker :) I have a long list of people to call and catch up to, but I think that texting is so much easier to do on the fly. But then again, how hard is the 5 minute call, right?

Sarah said...

I look forward to a good phone talk with you Michelle!!

Ashlee Gadd said...

My car has built in bluetooth, so I try to make phone calls in the car when I'm driving because it feels like multitasking. But, I can really only do that if Everett is sleeping. Otherwise, he tends to take over the conversation ;)

Kerri Lynne said...

I love chatting on the phone. Call me old fashioned, but there's something so much more personal about it! Most of my friends hate it, so luckily my Mom's always down for a good chit-chat :)