I hate having to call people on the phone. I don't know why, I guess I am afraid I am bothering them while they're doing something, which happens to me a lot. It is horrible because a apart of my job is calling the parents of my students to inform them about grades. I would e-mail, but not all of them can afford a home computer and some of them think getting e-mails from teachers is rude for some reason. I also get flustered by answering machines and sound like an idiot.