I Don't Do Phone

Can you hear me now?


I don't do PHONE. I don't. As a wise friend said, "What is PHONE?" I do not enjoy talking on the phone under most circumstances. There are a handful of people I will willingly chat with on the phone. Chances are, you aren't one of those people.

I don't answer the phone. Nobody in my house does with any regularity. It rings, we check caller ID. If it isn't a very short list of acceptable callers calling during a period of acceptable times, we don't answer the phone. Hell, we don't answer the door. Why would we answer the phone?


I text. I tweet. I rarely answer Facebook. I email, occasionally. I will almost always IM, assuming I'm not hiding. Come to think of it, I'm rather anti-social for being such a social media junky.


And I know it's not just me. I have a long list of friends who are phone-avoidant. Some of my closest friends. We NEVER speak via phone and it's BEAUTIFUL.


One theory I have is that with children and their prying ears, texting is just the logical way to go. But, it's more than that. It was easier to text when Bob was in the hospital, too. It didn't interrupt him resting. And, frankly, with an iPhone, one never knows when AT&T is going to drop your call. We have such crap coverage in our house, it's not worth answering the phone.


So, tell me world, do you do phone? What's your preferred method of communication?