Phone Call – vs- Text – Which do you prefer?

December 8, 2013

in Blogging, Friendship, Social Media

tcquoteI’m writing this post because fate told me too.

And when fate speaks, you listen.

I have had conversations about the lack of verbal conversation three times this week with three different people. That’s the fate part. And then Terri Clark mentions it this morning on FaceBook.

That is a coincidence I cannot ignore.

I’m the first to admit I will use Siri before I type in directions on MapQuest and I have a two very nice cameras that I hardly ever use because my iPhone works just as good. Plus its way easier to carry it. Netflix has slowly over taken our TV as or go to viewing device.

I have subscriptions to People, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly and Time magazine. I can get all of these magazines downloaded to my iPad or iPhone, but I prefer to enjoy them in paper version. I feel the same way about books, but I read all my news on-line. Cheryl is still old school and enjoys her morning newspapers.

I guess it’s pretty fair to say that as a household we tend to be middle of the line when it comes to technology.

I 100% agree that phone calls are a dying social activity. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes a lot of time and energy can be saved by a quick text instead of making a 20 minute phone call. And, more importantly,  you can’t send raunchy e-cards over the land line. If you want to get a hold of me, texting is the most reliable way to go.

But I also love a phone call. Cheryl and I are callers, we hardly ever text. I have a friend I talk to almost everyday and another I talk to a few times a week. I enjoy that. As much as I like a LOL! text, it just can’t replace the sound of laughter. I call my family, with the exception of Frankie who is only about 11% reliable on returning a phone call OR text. As much as I love a good ol’ fashioned conversation, I’m not adverse to texting. I have great friends I hardly ever talk to unless I see them personally. That works too. I guess I just base it more on the person. Whatever works for them works for me. I’m adaptable that way.

But, even with the loss of personal touch, you can’t knock the things in life that technology has brought us. Life is at your fingertips. And that is exciting!

1 Tara December 8, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I’m with you, Sandi. It depends. I give my friends a courtesy call upon getting home (say, in inclement weather), it’s “Glad you’re safe. OK. Bye.” I give the same call to a family member who shall remain nameless, it’s another 20 minutes of everything we just talked about when I saw them. ha

2 Sandi December 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Tara- I guess I’m one if the few that’s “bi-lingual” and do both consistently. But if I had yo puck I’d go with the old fashion phone call.

3 Shybull December 8, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Miss you.

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