Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Speaking of Phone Calls

I have an issue with calling people. If I need to coordinate something or I have a question, there's no problem. I just have a difficult time being the person that calls just to talk. The thing is hate to be that person that interrupts. That's why I stand there listening to people to talk at parties never interjecting anything. It has been ingrained in me somehow to never interrupt...ever. The only time I usually interrupt is if I'm drunk and I don't drink anymore. This is also applied to phone conversations. I don't want to be the guy that calls and interrupts the meeting, or a phone call with your mom, or a romantic dinner with the wife. That's why I wait for people to call me. I'll be honest, I'm usually never doing anything that exciting or important enough that I can't take a phone call. I don't have kids. I'm not married. I have no commitments. Besides, the best time to talk is when you want to talk. So, don't think I don't care. Perhaps, I care too much...about how people perceive me.


Lindsay said...

Exactly my theory also....and never stop drinking...that is bad for you...:)

Jaime said...

Somehow I missed this post. : (

I have the same unfortunate theory. I currently have one, ONE lousy person that I feel comfortable enough with to call and "just talk." But even then I only do that if we haven't talked for some other reason for days on end. Usually the call starts with some sort of mission and then morphs into a conversation. So if you want to just talk to someone, invent a mission. You have the perfect cover for that--researcher! "Hi, are you busy? No? Well, I'm just calling because C.S.I. needs to know what the weather typically is in your area around September. So how are you?" See? Easy.