Me vs. Phone Calls

Yes, I have a tendency to ignore/avoid phone calls. It’s true. I should probably be more open about this but people get upset knowing that you ignore their calls. There are 2 people I generally answer the phone for when they call and that’s my husband and my mother. I particularly hate answering the phone when I know it’s going to be a conversation lasting longer than 5 minutes and if someone is calling you it’s probably going to be a longer conversation.

The moment I get home I pretty much mute my phone and leave it across the room or in my bag because I’ve been dealing with people all day and the last thing I want to do is converse. Hell, I have a “deal” with  my husband that I get 1 hour all to myself when I get home to unwind, which he rarely adhears to.

However, on my hour to 90 minute drive home I will more likely answer the phone than any other time. This is usually between 4 and 5:30 every day. If you really really want to reach me that’s the best time to call me.

But my favorite way to communicate is by texting, messaging, or email. If you really want a conversation with me we’ll figure out a good time to do it when I’m not exhausted or completely shutting the whole world out.

It’s not that I don’t want to talk to you, it’s that I don’t want to talk to anyone.


  1. Tara

    December 29, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    4 to 5:30 p.m. Got it. 🙂 I don’t text, but I do e-mail, as you know. I like talking, but it depends on who’s on the other end of the phone. Banal weather-news-blah-blah-blah, uh, no. Good conversation is an art. And when it’s good, I can’t get enough.

    1. Robin

      December 30, 2013 at 8:42 am

      I can love a long really good conversation, but it has to be at the right time with the right person. I love email conversations probably best and almost nobody checks their email anymore.

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