I have always had jobs in customer service. There was one job in particular that caused me to loathe the telephone. I could not bring myself to answer the phone once I got home from work.
Physical jobs can physically wipe you out, no doubt about that. A lot of office jobs can mentally exhaust you. This was one such job.
I admit that I have turned into a “don’t call if it can be said in a text” type of gal. I’m still not a big fan of talking on the phone. But I recognize that face to face or actual phone conversations are essential for communicating. Texts can be misinterpreted. They are less personal than hearing another’s voice or seeing their expressions when talking.
With a new relationship it’s important to make time for face to face communication as well as phone calls. You get so much more from these interactions than you would from texting. You can gauge a person’s tone, in person you can see their body language and how they are feeling with a particular topic. You cannot get any of that in a text.
As much as I prefer to text, I recognize that it is not a great way, by itself, to get to know someone. I remember growing up spending hours on the phone laughing with girlfriends or even with someone I was dating. Boy have things changed. It seems like everyone just wants to text these days. Don’t misunderstand, texting is great but it has its place. People need human interaction. Texting is so informal. It also shows a lack of interest if a person is not willing to engage in face to face or telephone conversations.
Texting is easy. Making time for someone in order to engage in an actual conversation takes more effort. Technology has made our lives more efficient but sometimes we need to go back to the basics. Communication is one such case.