Fang Talks

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22 11 12

Phone calls

So I just finished a 40+-minute phone call with a customer.

I never feel all that comfortable making phone calls actually, especially not with strangers. They often come without warning, so anything and everything catches you off-guard. It’s way less worse for friends, but still. I also pee my pants anytime my phone goes off when it’s on my desk, because it vibrating on there makes a hell lot of noise.

Honestly, I don’t know what feels so awkward about making a phone call. Maybe it’s because you can’t see the other person? Or that there’s often a small delay between you speaking and the other person hearing it, which makes responses kind of weird sometimes? It may also very well be that my ears don’t like the shitty 16-bit audio codec the phone calls are being made over.

Whatever it is, I’m lucky I don’t have it as bad as some people. Phone anxiety is an actual thing, but I don’t have it since I can still speak relatively normal and everything.

Wouldn’t we be better off switching to telepathy?
~ Fang

Comments

  • 22/11/2012 (11:01 PM)

    No we would not be better switching to telepathy. That would make you jump more than a phone call and because we can’t control our thoughts, you may accidentally “say” something you didn’t mean to. Though I guess it would make phone sex a lot better. Phones are kind of weird for me. I don’t have full blown anxiety with them, but I do really hate using them. I will dread phone calls, but when I begin talking I just go with it and feel a lot more comfortable.

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