1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not?
I used to hate talking on the phone. I particularly hated calling people I don’t know. I don’t feel that way so much anymore, but I do much prefer to talk with someone in person, or write a letter or an e-mail.
2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone?
The last person I’ve had a proper telephone conversation with is my girlfriend. I was only supposed to call for a few minutes, but it ended up being half an hour. I couldn’t resist staying on the line; I don’t get to hear her voice as often as I’d like.
3. About how many telephones do you have at home?
There’s one main phone in the hall, I have an extra phone in my room that I plug in sometimes (my computer is normally always connected to the line extension), and both my mum and myself have cellphones, so the answer to this question is four.
4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? What happened?
I haven’t personally but my mum, by virtue of her line of work, has presumably had quite a few. Not that she’s told me any details, of course, because that would technically be breaking the law.
5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not?
If I’m contacting someone I don’t already know, a letter or an e-mail is better as I’m much more comfortable as a written communicator. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter so much, although e-mails are easier as I can get across everything I want to say in one go, with less expense. (No such thing as a free local call over here, you see.)