May 2010: My Relationships with Phones
I don't like phones. Probably because when at work a phone ringing usually means that
a) someone wants something from me
b) a harassing bill collector (yes people have called the front desk looking for employees to harass)
c) to get yelled at
d) call and then hang up when I answer.
So, now when my own freakin cell phone rings it's usually my sister, she always complains about why I don't answer. And I don't know why I don't answer. I think it's because mostly, I don't have anything to say.
There's this strange belief among some of the people that I know, they actually believe that I'm interesting. I'm really not, well not to other people anyway. pfft, lol!
What usually happens is I end up letting the other person talk. And I'm silent. Which causes them to believe that I'm bored. No...not true. I'm listening, I just don't have anything to contribute. It makes me feel the way I did in elementary school, a lot of the kids' parents were either divorced, getting divorced or never married, so I made for horrible conversation when it came to that sort of thing. My parents have been married for 25 years and known each other for much longer than that. So I usually end up just sitting there without anything to say. Which caused comments like, "That Lauren girl is weird."
What am I supposed to say? Wow, that really sucks for your parents but my folks are great and we're going on vacation this summer. You can't say that. Sometimes I find myself in those situations.
So imagine me having that type of conversation over the phone.
Tomorrow we leave. Maybe people from WV aren't good phone people either. I still haven't gotten a call for a job. Looks like we'll be harassing people for work Monday or Tuesday.