Girl talk

I love talking on the phone and I think I’m one of the last people in the world who feels this way. I read so much anti-phone hate, like it’s a sign of maturity and adulthood to only communicate via email and smoke signals and Facebook pokes. But it seems odd now to dial a friend’s number, just for the sheer pleasure of a quick conversation, a chance to ask important political questions like, “Can you believe this crap?!”

I know email and text messages have their place, but I’ve been gabbing for a long time and now I feel like I’m this weird outlier, the last one who doesn’t mind her cheeks reddened from radioactive waves emanating from her phone.

I don’t talk on my phone on the bus which is one of my rules I made up about commuting and no one else seems to follow because I once heard this woman loudly blabbing on about how her pants had a stain on the “ass part.” The ass part! Who doesn’t know another word for bottom, butt, rear, bum, etc.? But ass part! Excuse dear Brooks Brothers tailor, could you please hem these wool dress pants and repair the stitching on the ASS PART?!

I was talking to my sister yesterday who had to cut our conversation short to excuse herself to the ladies room. When she didn’t call me back after an hour, I dialed her number and blared: “DID YOU PEE OUT YOUR REMINDER TO CALL ME?!?”

Do you like to talk on the phone?
I’m sure my future will look something like this: WHAT AM I SAYING?! THIS IS ME, PRESENT DAY:

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  1. I HATE talking on the phone! I am all about the text messages. I will talk to my sisters, or my mom, or my husband, but we also text a lot and I usually communicate with friends via Facebook and e-mail or text messages. I am a super-talker in person, and I am (obviously) long-winded in written word, but not on the phone.

  2. I used to be “afraid” of the phone, i.e.: making appointments, etc. (not talking to friends – I always enjoy that), but I’m really trying to get over it. The phone is your friend! is my new M.O., especially because my job entails a lot of phone calls, so it’s like I either have to make myself enjoy it or…be miserable.

  3. Every time I call my best friend we end up on the phone for five hours and it only ends when a)Vahid yells at me that it’s 1am and WHY AM I STILL TALKING?! or b) it’s 1am and one of us had to be up in five hours.

    Clearly that video will be my future too.
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  4. I have actually never liked talking on the phone. I always feel like my part of the conversation is riddled with idiotic remarks and awkward silences. But! I have friends who live too far away to see so I talk to them on the phone and I’m always happy I when I do.

    I don’t want to miss even one story about their pants’ ass parts, you know?
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  5. This video makes me want to a) talk with a Jersey accent and b) call you immediately.
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  6. That was a hilarious video.

    I used to be a phone talker, now though when I do get on the phone the calls last SO DAMN LONG that I actually avoid talking to certain people anymore. Because phone conversations have become less frequent, when you do get someone on the phone people feel like they need to get it ALL OUT. And next thing I know it’s been 2 hours and I’m still playing Snood chatting about who the hell knows what.

    Now I feel bad. Maybe I should finally call my Mom back..
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