Tuesday, September 4, 2012

NaBloPoMo Sept 4

Today's question: When you are speaking with someone, do you prefer to look them in the eye or talk over the phone?

What? What did you say? Say that again?

The hearing in my right ear is not 100%. I blame it on the crunchy granola OB-GYN who wouldn't let me take a decongestant when I was pregnant, 27 years ago. I rely a little on lip-reading when I'm having a conversation in person.

I like seeing a person's face when I'm talking to them. When you're on the phone, you can't see if they are reading the paper, rolling their eyes or even walking away from the phone when you're in the middle of an interesting story.
Don't even get me started on people that use the toilet while they chat with you. Especially the ones that TELL you they're on the toilet. The only person that gets a pass on that situation is my Mom and her 78-yr-old bladder.

There's another person that keeps me from being on the phone a lot. Meet Wilma...
Her full name is Wilma Flintstone Phone. I'm not saying Wilma is dumb, but she is certainly NOT a smart phone. Her (ummm, my?) biggest fault is that I forget to lock her when she's in my purse and she takes advantage of the situation by making calls without permission. She also makes my ear really hot when I talk and I get all hypochondriac about frying my last remaining brain cells.

Let's have a chat. But not on the phone. I'll take you out for frozen yogurt.


Becca said...

HAHAHAHa the flintstone thing made me laugh!

Jen on the Edge said...

I prefer face to face over the phone.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I prefer face to face, too.
Flinstone phone--you slay me;)

Keetha said...

There's nothing like a long chat over a glass of wine or coffe. I like the talks you have during a road trip, too.

I've gotten to where I almost can't stand to talk on the phone; I don't know why.

But this may be odder still than people who talk on the phone while they're on the toilet but I really enjoy communicating via writing. That means mostly emails. It gives me a chance to really think about what I'm trying to say and how and why.

peggy said...

Like your blog... found it while reading derfwad manor... will be back!