Friday, September 23, 2011

Phone Calls

There is one aspect of my "landline" telephone I miss: clarity. Cell phones are nice for short "do you need anything else from the store" type calls, but forget actual conversations. The clarity is bad and there's that awkward lag in time--often a full second or two--that makes people talk over each other because they have no way of knowing that the other person had started speaking a full two seconds earlier. And then it's "Oh, sorry," "Oh, go ahead," "No, you go ahead," "Okay, wait, okay," "Oh, I was just going to say..." "What?" "I'm sorry," "Oh," and so on.

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