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Do you tend to make a lot of phone calls to friends and family, or do you wait for them to call you?

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I am definitely not a "phone person". For some reason I do not use the phone easily.
My mother was the same, so perhaps I learnt this from her.
I wait till they phone me mostly however I email profusely!
One of my close friends jokes about this and she now also emails me all the time.

No, I do not phone friends/family - they phone me.
by Finy
Gosh Finy, she looks possessed! LOL
by Rice
LOL maybe she IS!
by Finy
I phone family and friends. I don't wait for people to call me
by AJ
I don't call many people. I text. I call family and friends on my mobile sometimes, but then again, so do they, so it is not a one- sided relationship. There are a few elderly friends that I telephone regularly, between visits, and it seems to be me doing the calling most of the time. They don't seem to call me much, and if they do, they don't leave a message, so I have no idea they were trying to reach me. The good thing is that when we do connect, we really enjoy it, and have a great conversation. Yesterday, it was such a hot day, so I stayed home and rang one of these friends. We were on the phone for 2 hours and we didn't want to hang up !!! They could call me if they liked, but they know I lead a busy life. Most f these friends lead busy lives too, and are out most days, so it can be hard to connect. When we do, it is well worth it.
It is a 50-50 with all I know, so it works out quite well.
Neither! I don't like talking on the phone, I just use email! I have a friend I meet up with 3 times a year however, who NEVER, EVER uses a computer, so I can't email her! We have to ring each other to meet up for our birthday get-to-getters & for our Christmas coffee & cake!
by Miro
I used to love a good old natter on the phone . . . and then I worked for a call centre for six years and that really sucks the joy out of it . . .even though I loved my job! I hear my phone ring so seldom that I quite often jump when it rings. Having said that, it was nothing for our dear late Jules and I to spend three hours on the phone whilst emailing and being on Pinterest all at the same time. LOL. Oh, she was a joy. Email and text seems to be the way of it these days for most of us I think. Progress . . . ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by Rice
I tend to message family and as I've only a couple of friends still living, one we mostly message each other because with dry mouth syndrome I can't talk for long and the other two I see at the clubs or shopping centre so rarely on the phone speaking. Family message mostly as often an SMS suffices.
what is dry mouth syndrome Helga?
by Finy
Hi Finy. Unfortunately it means I have very little to none saliva. My mouth often is like a dry river bed and I can't even walk from the laundry to the clothes line without my mouth drying up. I can barely talk at times; my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth and it's not pleasant suffering with it. There is a mouth gel I buy which gives momentarily relief but there is no cure. As a consequence, I spend a lot of time at the dentist because there is no protection from cavities so my teeth are only held together by fillings. Luckily I qualify for high risk dental care whereas when I was working before retirement I was spending thousands of dollars on dental care per year.
by helga
Do you have Sjogren’s syndrome? I have a friend with it and she suffers terribly and her eyes dry out as well.
by Rice
Hi Rice. Yes, I was diagnosed with it years ago. Dry eyes being another thing we have to put up with. I'd imagine your friend has problems with air conditioning drying the eyes further. Sometimes my eyes are so red I imagine people think I've been crying or suffering badly from lack of sleep.
by helga
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