Apparently so I am told my kids think I am weird because I "HATE" phones and I "HATE" answering phones. My wife I think started to think their was something wrong with me or I was forming some kind of phobia.
Let me explain,
I don't jump up instantly and answer any phone that is ringing the moment it starts ringing,
I don't jump up instantly and have to read any sms as soon as it arrives,
I don't find it necessary to ring my wife when I can't find something at the shops and ask what else she wants,
I haven't had a new mobile phone in around 8 years or more,
I can let the answering machine answer the phone if I am busy doing something or god forbid on the toilet,
If I go on holiday I leave my phone at home,
I often leave my phone at work or home for whole days and sometimes weekends,
I don't need to take my phone to the cinema,
I don't need to ring my wife when I am 10 minutes from home telling her I am 10 minutes from home,
I prefer to see my friends in person and have a conversation over some food or drinks than sms or talk on the phone,
My phone doesn't follow me into the bedroom or bathroom and sometimes doesn't even get inside the house and stays in the car,
I can have 3 word conversations "hello NO bye" or rarer "hello YES bye"
So with these things in mind my wife talks to our family doctor, according to him "I am not weird" and I don't have a phobia as I hate the phone and I am not scared of it, I use it when I want. He said that lately he has been getting a lot of people in my generation feel the same way about phones.
So now I can tell my kids the doc says "I'm not weird"