Please don’t answer

I might be in my 20’s but I still hate making phone calls.

My brother laughs at me for using my customer service voice. See I use to work in a call center and we all have that voice that we put on to make ourselves seem like we’re happy and helpful. We have to keep that voice even when the customers are being rude.

I had a foreign customer one time who said a lot of rude nasty things like he wanted me to do something to him and he was just completely rude. After advising that I would hang up if he did not stop he got progressively worse. I finally hung up, went and cried.

But having to make a phone call I sit there in my head and say ‘please don’t answer, please don’t answer’

Calling people gives me great anxiety. I am not even sure why. It really just does. If I can get away with it, I have someone else make the phone call. See a for rent sign, ask my husband to call. I got away with my mom calling for doctor appointments until I had my first kid. Unfortunately, now I have to make all of the phone calls myself.

So when I do make a phone call, I try to be alone. For some reason, being in a room alone while I am on the phone gives me a little bit more confidence. Don’t ask me why. It just does. For some reason, being in a room with other people when I have to make an important phone call makes me feel like I am being judged by those around me.

Do you feel the same way?

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