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Nervous on phones??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by me227, 6 Feb 2006.

  1. me227

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    Anybody else get this?

    I'm waiting in the queue to UCAS at the minute and i'm crapping a brick!

    Worst of all is that I work in a call centre and it doesn't bother me. Just wheen calling somewhere up to find something out.

    EDIT: Argh i'm shaking and the call queue music is mocking me! :(
     
  2. Wyrdo

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    No, although I know a guy that works here who hates using the phone. He can't even phone up somewhere to order a pizza.
     
  3. SpicyDuck

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    I only get nervous in person, really. How old are you?

    I ask because, I've found as I've grown and matured (I think :p), that it kinda wears off after a while and you just simply go into a "Don't give a ****" kinda mode.

    At least it's that way for me.

    Phil.
     
  4. me227

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    A few years back I wouldn't be able to do that. Also I used to have to sit in an empty room with no distractions before using the phone.
     
  5. MNuTz

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    I hate using the phone when i am uncertain about what i am talking about!
     
  6. Belmit

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    I used to get it something chronic, to the point where I'd almost write down exactly what I was going to say. Working on a helpdesk cured that in no time!
     
  7. Sic

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    one of my ex's has to plan what she's going to say before anything. ordering a train ticket, pizza, calling someone she doesnt know too well.

    i like phones, they allow me to end conversations without punching someone in the face.
     
  8. Wyrdo

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    Brilliant! :D
     
  9. me227

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    I think working in a call centre it's helping me alot, been working there for the past year. And i'm doing pretty indepth and lengthly calls (loan/overdraft applications) but i'm off the phone now from UCAS and the woman was helpful.

    I sound like a wuss. :p

    I'm off to eat rocks!!! RAR!!!!
     
  10. Sic

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    yes. yes you do ;)
     
  11. Smit

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    Used to get nervous on the phone but only when it was for job interviews etc.

    At work I use the phone quite a bit and I am ok with that now
     
  12. me227

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    Oh what, I didn't hear you I was eating rocks!!!!! RAR!!!



























    :(
     
  13. iCraig

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    LOL, I'm sorry but I found that funny.

    Just pretend to have an orgasm over the phone to the next random person over the phone, having a normal conversation from then on will be a doddle.
     
  14. Haly

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    I hate phoning people, regardless of if I know them or not. Really not a good thing to not like doing :/ Have to apologise to friends regularly for not phoning them in ages.
    I'm getting better though, have to phone a lot of people at work so it's helped.
     
  15. Sic

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    sorry, im just so used to that sound because i snack on boulders. i eat rocks like peanuts, phone-wuss!!
     
  16. pyro

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    I can be, but aparently I am better at talking on the phone than talking in person :confused: Or so I'v been told.
     
  17. FunkyT

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    I love chatting on the phone more than a woman - anyone would think I'm gay but I'm not :D

    A few of my friends hate using phones as well...
     
  18. Jenjey

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    My ex boyfriend always got nervous on the phone, to the extent he just wouldn't call somewhere, i.e taxi. Very annoying from my point of view, but I can understand it may be a bit awkward.
     
  19. me227

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    Well I wouldn't do that now, fair enough it makes me nervous but I wouldn't make things awkward for someone else. At the end of the day the phone is hardly going to kill me.
     
  20. Chronicle

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    Heh seemed everyone bought that "instant confidence" book on here, so everyone should be confident on phones now :p