The phone rang and rang today at work. And I think I had to answer it every time but once. I’d prefer if the boss picked it up, but when I’m at work I have no real problem with answering. Personally, I usually don’t answer my own phone unless I know who it is. If it’s important they’ll leave a message. So answering the phone isn’t much of a problem.
I still hate making phone calls. If I have to I’ll do it, but I try to make it a last resort.
I think I’m going to go ahead and mark this off my list. I don’t prefer the phone, but I don’t have a huge problem with using it anymore.
I had to make a call about my student loans. They were saying my account was delinquent, I didn’t make last months payment, and I had late fees added on to it. It was paid and I even mailed out a copy of my bank statement clearly showing that, but my account status hadn’t changed.
So I picked up the phone and called. I got a foreign guy and it was a little hard to understand him, but it was fine. He told me that my copy of the statement was received and that it would take up to 14 days for the change to be made on my account so just keep checking the account online.
Calling will never be my first choice of contact for things like this, but the fact that I no longer freak out having to make the call is such a great improvement for me. I think I just may end up marking this off my list pretty soon.
I just called AT&T to cancel my service with them. And I didn’t freak out, I didn’t get nervous, I wasn’t even shaking. Hell yeah. That is an incredible achievement for me.
I hate the phone. I just made a call, didn’t last very long at all, and I have goosebumps and am still shaking terribly.
I called the local health department to ask a nurse a question regarding my birth control and was then transferred to another person to schedule an appointment.
The actual talking I think I did very well. I didn’t stutter, I had my points written down so I knew exactly what to say, and I didn’t talk too fast or too low. So that’s good and progress.
I’ve done better about answering the phone lately. My room at the house is upstairs and the phone up here is a cheap one without caller id. And instead of running downstairs to see who it is before I answer, I have just been picking it up.
And this morning I called tech support because my internet hadn’t been working. I am proud of myself because I hate using the phone.
I just got off the phone and I am shaking so bad right now. The entire called lasted less than 2 minutes, but it was hell for me. I was shaking and my heart was racing before making it and now I’m shaking even worse. I wrote out exactly what I needed to say because I usually end up stuttering and not making a lot of sense when I’m nervous. That does help me quite a bit.
It’s awful how bad I am, but I feel ecstatic for making the call. I had to call the local health department and ask a nurse a question and all morning I have been telling myself that once it hit 9 o’clock I was calling. So I dialed before I could make myself hang up and I did it. I’m proud of myself for getting it done, but I hate the fact that I am so horrible on phones.
I am on the phone with my boss quite often. I still don’t like it all that much, but because it is happening I think I am getting more used to it. I’ve picked up the phone and called without sitting there with it in my hand for a few minutes debating and freaking out over it.
But the bad thing is that while I’m getting better on the phone with her, I’m still not so good with anyone else.
I think I am getting a slight bit better at this. I’ve been calling places where I have applied for a job at, and although I get so nervous doing it, I am capable of it. I feel so amazing afterwards.
I just hate to talk on the phone. Unless I am completely comfortable with the person, I am nervous as hell. I’ve needed to call my bank for a month now, but can’t bring myself to do it. I’m supposed to call a friend for the first time tonight and the thought of it absolutely freaks me out.