Monday sure rolls around fast. Friday night I hit the road to visit one of my besties in Pennsylvania and attended a beautiful wedding shower in New Jersey on Sunday. It was an amazing girls weekend and you can expect all the details to come over the next few days!
I read Don't Call Me, I Won't Call You over the weekend in the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times and it came to mind as I was writing my weekly to-dos. I have a few friends that I need to play catch up with and hope to connect on the phone. They will pick up, right?!
It certainly isn't a revelation that on both work and personal levels adults are using the phone less and less and relying on email, text messaging and social media to stay in touch. (I am focusing on the latter as work is another story.) The article asserts that "Phone calls are rude. Intrusive. Awkward." Etiquette authority Miss Manners, Judith Martin, agreed with the reporter. "Thank you for noticing something that millions of people have failed to notice since the invention of the telephone until just now. I've been hammering away at this for decades. The telephone has a very rude propensity to interrupt people."
I thought this view was a little extreme. Phone calls have their place and time, we're all busy. When it comes to personal communication, do you think phone conversations are going out of fashion?
I couldn't agree more with this reader comment:
"text me when you're late, text me the address of the place we're meeting, text me a funny joke to brighten my day, flirt with me over text. but call me if you really care."