Sunday, March 30, 2008

I hate the telephone

I hate talking on the telephone. Any telephone. I view them as a necessary evil. I'm not sure why I feel this way. Maybe because the phone has always figured prominently in my work and when I'm home I don't want to deal with it? I'm really not sure of anything other than the phone (and answering machine) is not a priority for me.

It doesn't make a lot of sense, because I'm a gabby person. Run into me in person and I can chit-chat 'til the cows come home. Email me, text me, I'm right back to you. But talking on the phone - that's another story.

Perhaps because of this, when I was being lazy and watching movies on t.v. this afternoon, what struck me the most was how far we've come with phone technology.




The phones in the first movie were all big clunky desk phones (1970's).




Then we got more hip, more mod, and I saw Trimline phones (1980's) ....




The phone shown in the next movie was really high tech (1990's) ....


After seeing these phones in the movies it got me interested and I started looking up phones on the internet.


The Explosion-Proof phone I had never heard of this one


The Two-Person Listening Phone



The Genie phone




And of course, my favorite...




7 comments:

www.restlesshousewife.com said...

I'm totally withya - I can talk someone's ear off in person, but have complete phone phobia. I even avoid talking to my BFFs. I have to be in the right mood.

Don Mills Diva said...

I thought I was the only one - I HATE talking on the phone. I rarely even answer it.

Tee said...

I agree 100%. My husbands drives.me.crazy. He can't stay OFF the phone. I'm on his case every month about his cell phone. How can any TALK 1200 mins. in a month?! I have a cell phone, but it's for emergencies and call someone to CHAT is not an emergency in my book.

noble pig said...

That exact genie phone, except in red, was the phone I got for my 13th B-day...oh the memories! I now hate the phone too.

Susan said...

I loved the phone when I was younger, but now I dread its ringing. Maybe because the calls are more likely to be about something that needs doing and not my best friend calling to chat for an hour after school? I screen my calls all the time now.

Portia said...

hahahaha!I agree with you totally. It's nice to know there are many of us who don't like to talk on the phone too much(because we need to really sometimes!).And the witty presentation of telephone's metamorphosis?hahahaha!i love it!i know why you like the last one!hahahah!you make me smile and i love it!

Melisa said...

I LOVE the genie phone! I always wanted one.

Funny, we were just talking to our kids about how far phones have come. I'll have to show them your post later!