Whatever Happened to Regular Phone Calls?
I had such a lovely conversation today with an ex-colleague. No Zoom. No Facetime. Just a regular ass phone call.
The real question is: What happened to them?
Because nowadays, so many people are quick to schedule a Zoom call or push the Facetime button. But honestly, I don’t want to see people’s faces.
I really don’t.
Mostly because I feel pressure to get my face camera ready. And for why? I’m in the house.
As a 37-year-old woman, my face needs to be patted down sometimes. My hair needs a little gel to lay down the cowlicks. And I’m usually not wearing clothes (it’s a pandemic, come on).
So, when someone suggests a Zoom call or they start FaceTiming me, I feel like they’re asking me to change who I am.
And yes, I do it. Like all of you, I do it.
But dammit – I'm gonna switch it up from here on out. Call me old or young old – but listen...Talking to someone wearing a black bonnet, in pajama shorts with roundabout eyebrows is making a comeback.
I suggest you do the same.