Thursday, August 02, 2007

I Have a Peeve

I have one simple rule in life that I insist other people follow religiously: only call someone if there is a necessary reason. I hate the phone, HATE IT! The sound a ringing phone makes is like nails on a chalkboard to me. My main motivation in answering the damn thing is to A) get it to stop ringing and B) get on with my life as soon as possible. I curse Bell daily for inventing the damn thing in the first place and cell phones are even worse. I used to be able to escape those cursed inventions just be leaving my home, but no more! Now they have batteries and are free of the chords that once held them captive in my home. But I digress…

If you are brave enough to dial those ten digits to reach me (we have to include area codes for local calls here) then please for the love of G-d have a reason for calling. Is that really too much to ask for? Don’t call with nothing to say; don’t wait for me to start talking to you; don’t ask “who is this” when you are the one calling me; don’t look for me to entertain you; and DO NOT TRY TO SELL ME ANYTHING OR ASK FOR DONATIONS!!! I cannot answer the phone in a good mood because the ringing automatically places me in a bad mood and the odds of getting money out of me are slim (Unless you are the cops. They always get me for some reason. Fear probably.).

The number one type of call I hate are those calls where a person is returning a call you made to them without first listening to the voicemail you left them. Most of the time the message was sent and there is no need for a return call. What reason do they have voicemail if they are not going to use it? I call people and leave a message with everything I had to say for them on their machine even though I hate talking to machines (thus another part of my phonephobia) only to have to go through the entire message again because they called me back too soon. I LEFT A MESSAGE FOR A REASON!!! YOU PAY FOR VOICEMAIL FOR A REASON!!! USE THE DAMN THING!!!!

OK, that might be some residue of a nicfit leaving my body. I feel better now. Call me and we can talk about it….IF YOU DARE! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

12 comments:

sprinkle4 said...

I am much the same way about phone calls. If you are going to call me, then please have a reason. My husband will call me from work and when I ask "What's going on?" or "What do ya want/need?" the answer is always, ALWAYS "nothin". Then WHY are you calling me? To listen to me breathe? Go back to work!

Sorry for the venting....it's a habit of mine:)

Kanrei said...

YES!!! Another phonephobic although phobic is not totally right. We don't fear the phone, we hate it!

Variant E said...

You should call me about this post. Kidding...

Charles said...

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Kanrei said...

Donate to what Charles? It ends with a square.

Serena Joy said...

You should get an answering machine or voice mail! I never answer the phone. If it's somebody I need to talk to, they'll leave a message and I can either pick up or call them later, when I feel more like talking. I only give my cell number to people I REALLY want to talk to, so I do answer that one.

You and Charles aren't plotting up a Binary conspiracy, are you?:-)

Kanrei said...

I'll tell you, but in binary.

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Charles said...

I lost my original comment to you, and my script that I wrote truncated it. I didn't realize my inputbox would truncate a string to 255 characters.
I was just being a smartass. I was going to ask you to contribute to my personal police fund, while taking advantage of your being gullible, by threatening phone calls, and asking "Who is this?"

Charles said...

that should be threatening phone calls of asking "Who is this?"

Roxan said...

I just hate certain phone calls

Kanrei said...

So do I Roxan- the incoming type =D

Camille Alexa said...

I don't even do phonecalls.