posted on Nov, 20 2008 @ 05:21 AM
Wow, I'm gonna bounce this thread just 'cause it's so nice to see so many other people admit they hate the friggin' telephone.
As far as I'm concerned, the phone is for business, making plans, and giving news.
I have such a hard time, especially early in a relationship when it's so expected, spending time on the phone. I think it's because I'm pretty
sensitive to body language and physical cues from people I'm talking to, so when I don't have those I feel lost
There was a lot of good advice in this thread, which is cool. The one thing that helps me that I didn't see mentioned is that I've finally learned
that my awkwardness is not usually perceived by the other person until I make it obvious by doing something silly like making up an excuse to get
Also, most people apparently don't need an excuse to end phone conversations – they just do it. That realization helped a lot too, because I used
to spend half a phone conversation wondering how I was going to get out of it