Monday, December 6, 2010

I Hate The Phone

~I hate the phone...

~I think that's why I love my computer so much. I love communicating but I hate talking on the actually gives me a migraine. Phone calls almost never seem to come at a convenient time; they're always an unexpected interruption. Often, I completely forget what I was doing after someone calls. The caller always calls when it's an opportune time for them...not knowing if it's a good time for you! But it rarely stops them.

~Not so with email. It's completely at the discretion of both the sender and the recipient. You send it when it's convenient and you open it when it's convenient. You can think before you write so you almost always say what you want to say. You can verify info before you answer a question so you're rarely caught off guard. I love email. And Facebook is fun for quick comments to friends and family. If I ever made phone calls to comment on things the way I comment on Facebook I'd be disowned. No interruptions...just a glance at the computer screen now and then.

~I have a few friends who prefer phone calls. I don't understand it. I guess they like to talk. I guess they don't get headaches. I guess they don't mind interruptions.

~Not me. Email me anytime. But call me only when you must.

~When I'm not on the computer, I'm usually making aprons. Check us out at


  1. Hi Joanne ~~ You make good points ... I know when I call someone I always ask if its a good time for them ... can they talk ... if not I say call me back when you have time. I have a few friends that I Must talk to ... I mean Must so I guess I Like the phone. lol
    I do like email too for all the reasons you mentioned & facebook too. Sending you Hugs with this message. Connie xox

  2. I am with you on this one Joanne!
    I hate talking on the phone, end up saying what alot as I continue with what I was dooing or find something to distract me! I love email, texting, all that instead!! Hope your thanksgivng was fabulous!

  3. I guess I should have qualified this by saying that the exception is my best friend and my offspring. I always love talking to them.

  4. I still love the gift of the gab!!! I had an email yesterday (request for friend on facebook...I don't do facebook) that fed a virus into my email. Dang if it didn't take the better part of a morning to get it fixed. Bad email!!! Heeehehehe!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic day my friend! :o)

  5. I stumbled on your blog from Nezzy's and I just had to comment on this post. I hate the phone as well and if my folks lived closer I'd get rid of it! I also don't have a cell phone and have cell phone rage quite often. Just wanted to let you know you weren't the only one! ;0)

  6. Oh, Joanne. You took the words right out of my mouth! Phone calls were so heavy yesterday. There are tons of things we can do to communicate online, which is more convenient than the actual phone transactions. What anti-virus do you use?


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