I Detest the Phone

I actively avoid talking on the phone.  I make excuses to get other people to make phone calls for me.  I always feel like I am just going to bother whoever the recipient of the call is and I HATE thinking I'm just going to annoy people. 

It took me 30 minutes to get the nerve to call up someone to ask if I could interview them about their job for a high school paper.  I used to also write out what I was going to say if I was calling a business or something like that.  I've gotten better...usually only about 30 second pep talk before I make the call....but I still avoid it at all costs...even when I've known the person for 15 years and they are EXPECTING a call...go figure.

I must press through though because my job will entail quite a bit of time being spent on the phone :(

shygirl14 shygirl14
26-30, F
2 Responses Mar 14, 2009

I KNOW! I mean like my best friend always complain to me, cause I never ever pick up the phone, like whenever I'm having fun and stuff, I hear the phone ringing and then I get so terrified! that I shake and tell my sister to answer, but if it was for me, then I'm not here. LOL, that's my best excuse "I'm not here", I mean I would really like to talk and chat with her, but I can't cause...there is something stopping me..maybe it's because I don't know what to say..so now she is not calling me anymore and I feel so guilty, cause she might hate me or something.. :(

I can relate. Especially when I was younger to call someone I didn't know especially a business person was something I hated to do and usually conned someone into doing it for me. Still occasional there are certain calls I don't like to make. And actually prefer automated systems some times. I can call friends and stuff no problem its just people i don't know. I think I'm afraid they will ask me something that I'm not prepared to answer. I used to sort of make scripts and do the pep talk thing too.