Mark Atwood (fallenpegasus) wrote,
Mark Atwood

The Friday Five

1. Do you like talking on the phone? Why or why not? I'm pretty indifferent to "talking on the phone" by itself. It's just a tool. There are some people it makes me happy to talk to, and when they are somewhere else, the phone is the tool for getting and sharing that pleasure.

2. Who is the last person you talked to on the phone? My ex.

3. About how many telephones do you have at home? Plugged in? Three. One regular landline phone in the bedroom, there mostly for the hopefully never used need for dialing 911. One wireless handset phone plugged into a Packet8 VoIP adapter, as part of a technology trial for work, and my AT&T celphone, which doesn't actually work in my apartment, even though it's my "main number". There are a couple of unused phones in the "tech junk and cables box".

4. Have you encountered anyone who has really bad phone manners? What happened? No, not really.

5. Would you rather pick up the phone and call someone or write them an e-mail or a letter? Why or why not? That depends on the person and the reason. Some people it's a pleasure to hear their voice, and sometimes the need for interactive turnaround time and moving around dictate the need for phones and especially cellphones. But I find it generally easier to use email. I don't stammer, repeat myself, and can edit my words and work up my courage.

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