This picture cracks me up! In a strangely amusing way, it describes my position when it comes to talking on the phone. I am a blend of archaic and modern. The phone exists to be a personal boon to me. I use it when I need it. And, let me tell you, I don't find the need to use it very frequently! It's a modern convenience that should be that - a convenience. Like, "The HOUSE IS ON FIRE" sort of convenience. The lifesaver sort.
But MUST we use it to communicate with one another? Sigh. E-mail me. I'll e-mail you back. Or we can talk in person. But please, oh please, don't call me on the phone!!!
That said, there are people (so I'm told) that love to be called on the phone. They like it when people ring them up to touch base. They don't feel as if their day as just been interrupted. They just feel blessed that you were thinking about them and wanted to call them up and say hello.
Although I personally do not find my ringing telephone to be a blessing, I have friends who DO. I try to remember this and make the effort to call them up, just to say "hello." But it's a great effort. A HUGE sacrifice. (See? If you've ever received a phone call from me you should fall over backwards and consider yourself beyond blessed.) haha!
At any rate, my personal challenge for the week will be to call someone who I know likes a phone call. Someone I don't normally call. Just because I can. Just because maybe I should.
Or maybe I'll text them. =D For me - that's also a great sacrifice even though I know it's a primary means of correspondence for some.
At any rate, let's say the hospitality challenge of the week is to contact someone using a method of communication that maybe isn't your usual style, but that you know means a great deal to the person you're connecting with!
Sound good? Go for it!