Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Phone Phobics of the World - Unite!

Did you know that both Anne Hathaway* and I have a phone phobia? Its true - I really hate calling almost anyone**. I share this phobia with my mom, and two sisters (genetic link perhaps?) and just found out that a woman I admire has this phobia (hi Debbie). So I really feel like I'm in good company.

So anyway, if you ever wonder why I haven't called you back, its because I'm getting up my nerve. Apparently you are all quite a fearsome bunch.

*According to Allure Magazine.
**What if they are eating, or sleeping, or driving, or looking in the mirror, or reading a book? What if there is a bad connection or they can't read my tone and become offended? How can I see what their body language is telling me over the phone?

6 comments:

Maria said...

Interesting...you don't even like calling the people you know well? I guess my sister Louisa is a little bit that way too...
Here I am wishing for a phone call from Emily, but alas, it shall not come! ;)

jamerlou said...

Right on! Visiting teaching is awful for me! If I can get the appointments made, I'm good to go! I put off cold calling like that all month long.

indeazgirl said...

What about people who attempt to stop peeing mid-stream just to get to the phone? Is there a name for that?

Sweet Em said...

Christin...why do you ask?

Crystal said...

I always wondered if you thought it was weird that we'll talk forever at church or somewhere but we don't pick up the phone just to chat. I feel totally better about our friendship now :) Not that I ever felt bad...but you know what I mean. It just means that if we have to talk we have to be mall walkers!

Tanya said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one like that, I hate calling people, unless I know them very well. I don't even like to call to order pizza.