I Hate Answering the Phone

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    The phone rings and it rings

    and I can't always bring myself to answer it. Then I feel like an *** for letting it happen. Sometimes I can make myself answer but I get butterflies in my stomach, I speak too fast forgetting to breathe and I start to shake.
    PsychicRed PsychicRed
    26-30
    Jan 2, 2014

    How About Making Calls?!?!

    I hate making calls! Text messaging and emailing are gifts from Goddess to me. Phoning feels like going on a ******* audition and I put way too much thought into everything. I write my lines, and practice them. I wonder if the person will be rude, if they wont understand me, if...
    mmmcookies mmmcookies
    26-30
    Aug 29, 2008

    Grumpy Me

    An elderly friend ******* all the time about how her grandson never calls. "How much effort is it to pick up the phone and say hi??" And I told, "Physically, no effort at all. But if that's a requirement, expect me never to contact you, and we'll have to stop being friends...
    auroramaru auroramaru
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Feb 5, 2013

    I hate it do much I make up random excuse of

    why I can't answer it then text it to them, I don't know what to say and sometimes can't understand what they're saying.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor
    18-21, F
    Dec 31, 2013

    I'm Only Sleeping

    Please don't burst the bubble of my little dream world by calling, unless you're my mom or dad.  Don't call while I'm busy, like busy breathing or existing.  That's why I have an answering machine. I would probably feel differently if I didn't spend so much time...
    Sage360 Sage360
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2010

    Let It Ring

    I refuse to answer the phone. I have a stammer, and phones have been a no no for most of my life. I had a job a couple of years ago whre I was expected to make regular phone calls, this was never said during the interview, I hated it. I thought that if I got used to it, I might...
    ManOfSorrows ManOfSorrows
    41-45, M
    Jan 19, 2010
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