Maybe or maybe not, but most likely, I’d just rather text you.
If you had your choice, would you text or call someone? Do you spend more time on the phone actually talking or texting?
I remember the “good ol’ days” of actually using a phone to communicate. Or even the REALLY old days of using these:
It suddenly occurred to me, however, that I have become so accustomed to texting that I actually avoid phone calls. As a form of communication, I avoid the phone all together with the exception of texting.
This also made me realize that texting is a full-blown habit…..or addiction.
I can tell you that if you call me, don’t expect me to answer. And unless it is really necessary, don’t expect me to call you back. It’s nothing personal.
It’s not you, it’s me.
I am actually a very social person. I can be a bit private at times, as fas as, I don’t really like surprise visits at home. Other than that, I enjoy interacting with others, I love having friends, I love catching up. So what is the issue??
I could blame it on having a child. Truth is, it is sometimes very hard to talk on the phone with a toddler. I’m constantly correcting him, playing with him or whatever attention he is requiring which doesn’t allow much of my attention to the person on the phone. Not only is this annoying to me, but I am very sure it is annoying to the person on the other end of the line.
So, how about when he is in bed? Well, by then I’m usually fried. I want to veg on the couch watching brainless television with M trying to decompress from the day. If I don’t get to decompress, I have a difficult time falling asleep. I have a very active mind that has a hard time “shutting off” when I go to bed. I’m surprised I’m not an insomniac. But, I have found that this time to decompress helps me to relax which in turn helps me sleep.
What about on the weekend when M is home? Okay, you may have me on that one because that is definitely more feasible. I usually just get caught up in spending time with my boys, but I would be more apt to take a call.
And here is where I become anti-social or just lazy?
I don’t want to talk on the phone. It’s not that I’m not thinking of someone or want to chat. I just don’t want to actually, physically talk.
Why don’t I WANT to call people? I will text all day, any day, but actually pick up the phone? Who does that? Not, this girl. Let’s not get too crazy though. I’m not this bad:
Has technology made us a less social as a society?
Do we communicate less verbally and more with our phones, tablets or computers?
Inquiring minds want to know ;-)