I sometimes imagine that it’s 1875 and, for reasons unknown, I’m a trusted acquaintance of Alexander Graham Bell. I imagine that Bell turns to me and says, “I’m considering making a device that will transmit a person’s voice over wire in order to communicate over distance to another person. What say you to that idea?” My answer, of course is absolutely not! I hate talking on the phone.
In spite of my utter loathing of the device, I spent my evening volunteering at my County GOP headquarters’ phone bank. I sort of expected a little more fanfare from the staff but I guess they don’t understand the depth of my reticence.