I realized something about myself today.
I HATE to talk on the phone. I really do.
Oh I don't mind a quick chat, a "how do you do", a check in to see what's what, or to ask or answer a quick question. None of that bothers me. And I don't mind long phone calls, heart to hearts, reaching out to touch someone. All that is good too.
But I think work has ruined the phone for me. Conference calls, touchpoints, daily summaries...all of it makes me hate the phone. I cringe when my phone at work rings. I let it go to voicemail whenever possible. We have an online communicator tool. When I get asked to chat on that, shivers go up my spine. I don't know why, I just simply dread it.
Geoff and I screen our calls at home all the time. It is pretty rare that we actually answer the phone. Geoff yells at me all the time, because I will text, when it would be easier to call. But I can't help it. I am much more comfortable that way.
I guess I really don't have a point to this post. It just kind of hit me out of the blue today, as I was doing all that I could do to avoid phone calls and conference chats. I don't know when the phone phobia started, but I really don't see an end in sight. Maybe if I stop recieving more work load and bad news on calls, then I will stop avoiding them.
But it might take me a while to recover.
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "no call is a good call".