Guys, back me up on this; Ladies, we hate the phone.
It's not so much that we hate it, we just hate it interrupting what we're doing. See, it's a tool to use, when we need to. Need being the operative word. And ladies, I'll tell you a little secret; We don't like talking to you on it. I didn't say we don't like talking to you. I said we don't like talking to you on the phone.
If you call with important information that can't wait until you get home, we will be all ears. But important information doesn't mean things like possible divorces (unless our own), neat things you saw while driving, or that thing you couldn't remember last night you wanted to tell me.
Important information is stuff like you're broke down and need assistance, or you found a motorcycle or bass boat for sale. Important information could be that somebody is looking for me. Important is that you're on your way home and looking forward to a lil' something from the loving department.
Just calling to chat is not important, to a guy. Read that again. Calling to tell me you were thinking about me, while nice, is not important. Tell me you thought about me when you see me, I'll be just as happy. We don't need to talk every hour. Heck, I could go most of the day. We'll catch up later when were together. When the phone rings, and I have to wash the grease/dirt whatever off my hands just to answer it, and all I get is "What are you doing?", please don't get upset if I answer "Trying to work if I weren't on the damn phone."
There are people we might not talk to in years, and then when we need to, we call them. Our conversation might go something like this:
Hey, it's Mr Fixit, how are you?
Good man, haven't heard from you in like a year. What can I do for you?
Do you still have that Ford 302 Boss engine?
Yeah, you need it?
Yes I do.
Come by and get it then.
Short, quick and to the point.
Ladies, we love you. We really do. And we love talking to you when you are with us. But we hate talking on the phone unless we have to. And if we do, the shorter the conversation the better.
Come on, surely I'm not the only antisocial asshole with this opinion.