Thursday, December 28, 2006

Land lines.

I hate land line phones. I'm at my parents' house for the holidays, and I just don't want to answer the phone. I don't like not knowing who's calling, and I'm too selfish to answer the phone when I know it's going to be for someone else.

My brother yells at me when I don't answer the house phone, which I suppose is understandable. I don't have a land line back in my apartment, just a cell phone. Eventually, I think everyone will be the same way. Until then, families are doomed to have to answer the phone for other people.


Brianne said...

I'm also home for the holidays and rarely answer the phone here, but it's mostly the selfish reason you described (we have caller id).

Anonymous said...

god! grow up and stop being such a selfish brat!

Erin said...

I was thinking about this recently because my fiance and I live together and rely entirely on our cell phones. This means that when his parents want to talk to him they call his phone and since we have separate phones, I never answer his. My parents always end up talking to each other's parents because they just call the land line and either of them might answer. I feel like I might be missing out on random, no-pressure, quick but pleasant conversations with my future in-laws. I'm sure it's not a major loss, but it just seems a little anti-familial, like after we've been married for 20 years we'll still have separate phones and they'll still be calling his. A sign of our times, I suppose.