(Closed) ….Fear of the phone….

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Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

ME!! I AM!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I hate talking on the phone too!  It makes me so nervous!  I would rather talk to people face to face or at a computer where I can type and think about what I’m going to say!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I love my Blackberry but I hate talking on the phone. The 14 year old teenager me who just HAD to have her own phone line wouldn’t even recognize me now.

I usually put N/A in the phone number fields when prompted. When people ask for my number, I give it and say “Text me anytime! or EMAIL! Want my email address?! Here’s my email address!”

I hate it, hate it.  I hate when people leave me voicemails too.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I do the exact same thing. I screen all my calls or have people call my Fiance instead of me. I hate the phone. I use maybe 30 minutes a month of my 500 minute plan, the smallest one.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I used to be okay with a regular phone, but now I only have a cell phone.  I can’t always hear people very well on a cell, and almost everyone here has a cell instead of a land line.  So people call me on the subway, walking down the street, in a croweded bar and want to talk, and it’s so uncomfortable to have a conversation like that.  I used to talk for hours on the phone, but now I rarely have a conversation past 2 minutes!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ugh, I also HATE the phone.  I would just rather email/text/talk in person.  The phone is so awkward and I feel like I can only hear well in minimal places in my everyday life (I don’t get service in my office, my building is too loud, when I walk outside it’s too loud, subway doesn’t get service, etc.)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am totally part of this club!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Me too! I do not like talking on the phone. I don’t like making important phone calls, I screen my calls, etc. I have phone anxiety. The one exception is my husband. When we first met and were living almost an hour apart, we talked on the phone for almost 2 hours at a time. That’s huge for me.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I totally hate the phone, too. Especially work calls. Just email me! I’m not going to be able to answer your question on the spot 9 times out of 10 anyway, plus then I have record of whatever the issue is. Also I hate when my (nearby) friends call me “just to talk” – let’s just get together!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ooh the work calls. Worse than the work calls… is someone who emails you and IMMEDIATELY calls you to tell you they emailed you, before the email has even traveled the server and hit your mailbox.

Couldn’t we have just waited 60 seconds and avoided this verbal exchange altogether?

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

Oh totally!

BF and I flip coins to see who orders takeout.

I also find that I can’t really keep attention on the phone, and I hate having to ask people to repeat themselves.  :/

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