I have severe phone anxiety. More so when it involves calling people, less so when it involves answering the phone.
Every phone I ever have has caller ID except for my cell. So if I don’t recognize the number, chances are, I’m not gonna answer it. That probably comes across as me being a total jerk, but no, it’s cause it stresses me out to the point where I can’t function. If it’s a call on my cell, and it’s not a number that’s programmed into my phone, not answering.
Calling people is even worse. The only person I can comfortably call is my mother. It takes a little mental prepping to call good friends, and a little more so to call acquaintances. If I have to call a stranger, I can get stressed out to the point of tears. Apartment hunting over the phone was a disaster.
I recently called the phone company to change a few things on my account, and the entire call went very smooth, the lady was nice and helpful and did everything I asked. As soon as I hang up: burst into tears.
When I had to call Sherry to say I was almost at her place for my very first doll meet, I thought I was going to hyperventilate and pass out, or have a heart attack and die.
It’s really pathetic… Even writing or talking about phone anxiety makes me shakey, and not gonna lie, I’m a little worked up just writing this.
BLEARGGGGGG I wish I wasn’t like that. I also wish people would understand that I’m like that.