I love computers. I love reformatting my hard drive, adding new RAM and hard drives myself, and I’m fairly decent at troubleshooting issues with my PC. I’ve worked tech support jobs in the past and feel I’m well versed in computer speak.
That being said, I can’t seem to operate telephones properly. At all. I don’t know how to make conference calls, I always forget how to put myself on speakerphone, and I don’t think I’ve ever sent a text message in my life. I’ll leave my cell phone off all weekend on accident, and I’ll forget to charge it at night before work the next day. I can barely use call waiting; I don’t know how to get back to the original caller after speaking with the person who called in. Oddly enough, I did just fine when I worked as a receptionist last fall; I learned how to transfer calls, send callers to voice mail, and perfected the art of managing eight active lines all at once.
Too bad I never remembered how to check my voice mail.
Give me a computer over a telephone any day.