I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been much of a talker on the phone. For some reason, even with family or close friends, I never felt comfortable having conversations on the phone. Sure, I can carry on endless conversations in person, but when there are those lulls and silences when you’re on the phone, it gets me all anxious. Plus, I never know when to really END a phone call. When I’m about to do something, sure, I can end a call, but when I’m just sitting around chatting with a friend and we’ve talked for a good amount of time and suddenly there’s the silence, I’m at a loss. I usually try to search my brain for something else we could possible talk about and I just ramble on until my friend has to be the one to end the call.
Texting is another thing altogether. I’ll admit, I’m definitely a texter. Even before texting became popular, I was one to use instant messaging. Even when our conversations go on and on, when it’d be much simpler to just call the person, I’m inclined to just text them. Sure it takes longer to write a conversation out, but its also easier to just type it out, send it, and that’s it. No fuss, no muss!
Oh, and don’t get me started on voicemail, because who leaves voicemails anymore?!
I’ve been trying to change things up though, calling my close friends and family more often when we really need to catch up. Texting can be quite impersonal and I really don’t want to lose the bonds I’ve developed since I travel so much. Although I’m not quite there yet where I’ll call up my friends on a daily basis, as opposed to texting them daily, I do make a point at calling them every so often when I just need to hear their voices.
So, what are you? Text or talk?