I actually found myself writing an email to a friend last night explaining that I was going to be friendly and call but decided that I didn't really feel like it.
Yeah..I was thinking about you enough to consider saying hi but not enough to actually walk all the way to the phone, pick it up, search for your number, dial and then spend time hearing about your boring little life. Maybe some other time.
No wonder my Facebook friend list is so pitiful.
The bottom line is I hate talking on the phone. It doesn't matter how much I like you or how long it has been since I've seen you. Juicy gossip doesn't do it. Well, maybe if the mayor got caught fucking his bassett hound in the park.....again. But even that can be said in a text message or email.
I was calling my son out on the fact that he never calls unless he wants something.
"If I called to say hi, you'd ask what I want and why I am bothering you for no reason!"
I have friends that will stay on the phone for hours. I had friends that kept me on the phone for hours. Notice I said had. I can't stand that "I know you have to go but let me tell you this one thing..."bullshit. Unless it is goodbye, I don't want to hear it.
Even though I have probably ruined at least one serious relationship and a dozen potential friendships due to my avoidance of Alexander Graham Bell's instrument of torture, I wouldn't have done it any other way.