Sunday, March 22, 2009

Telephone (ac)Company (Updated)

It's that time of year again...I need to find an accompanist for Trip's all-state audition. Why the terror? First--true confession time--I hate making phone calls. No, it's not hate; it's fear. Deep, crippling, all-consuming fear. Second, I procrastinate because of that fear, and there is probably no one available at such short notice. Third, I hate making phone calls to non-English-speaking households. Hey, I love my international friends...I just can't understand their families over the phone, and when dealing with dates, places and pieces of music, you need to be sure all is understood. Maybe it's a hearing thing; maybe it's old age, but it seems to get worse all the time.

Whew...I just called his first choice, and there was no answer. I left a message. Let's hope she gets back to us tonight with good news so I don't have to make more calls.

Update: Got her! So glad that's over!


Jennifer in TX said...

I have a phone phobia as well, MacBeth. Glad it all turned out well for you ! :)

Anonymous said...

I have the same phobia! I once took a personality test that tagged me a complete extrovert, except for speaking on the phone. For me, I think it's related to needing visual cues from people in their expressions, body language, etc. I like to put together the whole picture in a conversation. Silence on the phone is very difficult to interpret. The artificial pauses created on cell phones are the worst for me. Thanks for sharing this thought. It's nice to know I'm not alone!