That's why I almost always text message. Life is too short for pointless conversation over the phone.
Do these bug you as much as they bug me? Because they really fucking bug me. I have on friend in particular who calls me most day from work.
This is a transcript of a typical conversation...
It's not just me, is it? That sort of thing would annoy anybody, right? I just don't have the patience for it, just sitting there and engaging in a phone conversation with no point to it. I mean, we could just talk about this shit when we meet up, which we do regularly.ME: Hello?
HIM: Hello dude! It's me!
Me: Oh. Hello, mate. You alright?
HIM: Yeah mate. You alright?
ME: So, what you up to at work right now?
HIM: Not much. What you up to?
ME: Nothing, really.
HIM: You doing anything later?
ME: Nah, I doubt it. You?
HIM: Nah, not go anything planned.
Today, for example, he called me at his usual time. Unusually, this call had a point- to see if I was up for going out and watching the Football later, which I was. We arranged a time to meet, and I thought that was that.
Then, a few hours later, he calls me again! I was thinking maybe it was to change something about the night, but no, it was just to talk about stuff we could easily talk about later on that night!
It just burns me, it really does.
I don't mind the texts. I actually like the text. But that kind of phone conversation just feels like so much effort for so little.Originally Posted by YouStayClassy
Filter your callers, with the machine.
So should I cut the blue wire, the red wire or the FIESTA WIRE?
I do filter me calls. I stopped picking up on him.Originally Posted by Icaruss
But he just kept calling...
I like those but without the awkward silence.
I communicate almost exclusively through texts.
Ya know what i REALLY hate.........voicemails.
It's never anything except "hey dude, its me....gimme a call back."
NO SHIT!! you think I couldnt gather that information from looking at missed calls? FUCK! I cant even stand the sound of my voicemail notification.
I really hate talking on the phone. No one calls me to talk about anything like that, because I'm not really even interested when they actually have something to say. When my phone rings I just let it go and check the voicemail afterward to see if it was important.
Last edited by sans serif; 10-26-2006 at 09:20 PM.
I hate, hate, hate those type of phone calls. It's clingy. I used to like it when I was 9 years old maybe, but NOT now. Every now and then I get phone calls from a couple friends who just want to bullshit with me, but even then I don't really care to do that; I can see them in person if so. Talking on the phone is very trying to my patience; I just want us to say what we need to say and hang up.