Friday, March 14, 2003

friday five!

1. do you like talking on the phone? why or why not?
i like talking on the phone. i like voices and talking. as easy as that.

2. who is the last person you talked to on the phone?
my mom, last night, asking whether everything worked out at the shop yesterday.

3. about how many telephones do you have at home?
one phone. one mobile.

4. have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? what happened?
i encounter people with what i deem to be really bad phone manners all the time. just yesterday, someone called my parent's place about a complaint my mother made regarding an environemental hazard caused by a local factory two weeks ago. the woman from the clean up/complaint place was first off not coherent, didn't cohrenrelty express at the start of the call who she was and why she was calling, didn't give the correct days the complaint was made and the incident happened and was just overall insulting, rude, and not coherent, didn't leave her name, spelled the number wrong, and so on. after hanging up, i actually screamed because she sucked so much at being on the phone.

5. would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? why or why not?
most of the time, i prefer calls. - they're just done and over with more quickly, and most importantly, you actually have instant interaction, which neither snail mail nor emails give. for the boy and me, the phone is our lifeline. nothing can replace it, we write emails, too, but the phone is our primary contact method, and could never be replaced with icq or another instant messenger for example.
if i am very busy and actually don't want to speak to someone (and that happens), i often drop an email telling them i'm busy and when i'll re-appear. there are times when i just can not be bothered with chattery catching up calls, because i am too tired or edgy.
for simple information supply, email is good, and sometimes, i send the occasional snail mail letter, too: some stuff can't be done via email - actually had to send two real letters this week, one to my uni's student services to request a new student id, the other to cancel a bank account. in general though: if i can do something via the phone, i do it that way.