#032 June 28, 1998
I am not a fan of speaking on the phone for lengths of time. But, because friends and family don’t always live near enough for face to face conversation, it is a necessary evil. I get headaches if a phone call goes too long. I need to keep razor-sharp focus only on the voice. Why? Because I need to try an pick up on nuances and tone and mood the way I would if I were watching a person who was speaking to me. Phone calls leave too much room for misinterpretation. Plus, I’m someone who likes to think before she speaks. You don’t know how very often that is misunderstood as being “silent” in a conversation. Sorry. I’m just not that quick with the chit chat.
But what’s more annoying than a phone call? When someone in the room with you tries and talks to you while you are trying to have an already draining phone conversation. That, my friends, causes a headache that only cracking one’s head open to drain the ouch can relieve.
What I’m saying is, if I say I’ll call, I likely won’t. This is why texting is a damn godsend. If I say I’ll text, you can be damn sure I will.