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Are people forgetting how to use the telephone to talk out loud ?

Yosyp 2012/06/12 13:28:37
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Last night we wanted to order some food, very simple way to do that, pick up the phone and call the restaurant, but my friends wanted to order online, it was a pain, first we had to register, type in our debit card number, line by line ordering. We ended up with a pizza that had 3 slices of peperoni.

Would have been so much easier just to pick up the phone and actually speak our order to a person on the other end.

Same with texting, so much easier to actually talk instead the typing back and forth , waiting for the response.
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  • sockpuppet 2012/06/12 14:40:12 (edited)
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    sockpuppet
    +3
    I remember the days when we'd go to a pizza joint, flirt with the waitress and play pinball for 20 minutes while we waited for our food.

    This is about the lamest "We Never Had It So Easy When I Was A Kid"
    story I've ever told. :O)

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  • BIG BAD JOHN R. 2012/06/13 23:28:35
    None of the above
    BIG BAD JOHN R.
    No, don't think so
  • Muriel 2012/06/13 20:53:04
    None of the above
    Muriel
    Frankly there are a lot of people still using speaker phones and believe me I'm tired of hearing their triials and tribulations while checking out at the grocery store or wherever they choose to talk. Just plain old loud mouths. Annoying.
  • Kuruptsoul 2012/06/13 13:43:49
  • Yosyp Kuruptsoul 2012/06/13 14:17:25
    Yosyp
    we wanted half pepperoni half not but somehow we managed to type it in wrong.
  • beach bum 2012/06/13 12:55:09
    Yes, soon people will not know how to talk on the telephone
    beach bum
  • HAlex1972 2012/06/13 03:44:31 (edited)
    Yes, soon people will not know how to talk on the telephone
    HAlex1972
    +1
    I agree. I can't stand when texts an entire conversation to me. I don't even have a texting plan, so it really irritates me! I'm like, C'mon, just break down and call me if you want to talk that much.
  • James 2012/06/13 02:19:32
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    James
    +2
    I find it easier to order off the phone.....if I knew the place's phone number.....and they picked up the phone.....
  • Elz 2012/06/13 01:06:46 (edited)
    Undecided
    Elz
    +1
    i guess they text because they really do not like talking. they rather text than talk. but I don't see the point in texting though.
  • Raphy 2012/06/13 00:42:27
    Undecided
    Raphy
    +1
    Most people I know still call in orders. You got to know how to interact with people on the phone. I guess in the future, they will teach classes on how to talk on the phone with another person.
  • Mike 2012/06/13 00:36:52
    I love texting
    Mike
    Texting is convenient when you can't talk.....or cost more...
  • Lefty 2012/06/12 22:08:16
    Yes, soon people will not know how to talk on the telephone
    Lefty
    People are afraid of the phone. Texting and email have become paranoid with their ability to comunicate verbally. It's true!
  • luvguins 2012/06/12 19:30:02
    Yes, soon people will not know how to talk on the telephone
    luvguins
    +2
    I don't text. It is for teeny boppers mostly. I fear they won't be able to speak or write a sentence intelligently when they need to.
  • caius madison 2012/06/12 18:37:02
    Undecided
    caius madison
    +2
    I don't think they are forgetting, I think after texting came about, people started moving away from vocal communication. It's sad, because as much as I love to blog and share opinions here on SodaHead, I can't stand to text. It seems more wastefull of time than just taking the time to flat out say what you're typing. I believe this has some correlation to why people's social skills have nearly died.
  • Manuel 2012/06/12 17:17:27
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    Manuel
    +2
    it is possible...take for instance...old phonograph record players...with vinyl records.. I say by the end of this century...most of those people will not even understand how it works...land phones and pay phones are now slowly disappearing...
  • Piper 2012/06/12 16:44:19
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    Piper
    +2
    Quite a few things ARE easier to do online, these days, but I don't think ordering a pizza is one of them.
  • sockpuppet 2012/06/12 14:40:12 (edited)
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    sockpuppet
    +3
    I remember the days when we'd go to a pizza joint, flirt with the waitress and play pinball for 20 minutes while we waited for our food.

    This is about the lamest "We Never Had It So Easy When I Was A Kid"
    story I've ever told. :O)
  • HAlex1972 sockpuppet 2012/06/13 03:46:54
    HAlex1972
    +1
    lol! ;)
  • Willski 2012/06/12 14:32:40
    None of the above
    Willski
    +1
    i can use phones, but i prefer ordering online, it's easier.
    Picking toppings for the pizza online is more a tick a box on a list rather then talk to someone, have them repeat it back to you, confirm, state the next etc.
    as for texting vs. typing, depends on the message. Phoning someone you need them to be in a position to answer immedietely, they can wait to reply to a text. Additonally as stephen fry said about phoning, it's incredibly impolite, akin to walking up to someone and says "SPEAK TO ME NOW! SPEAK TO ME NOW! SPEAK TO ME NOW!".

    ~the 3:20 mark for telephones. Bit before for the build up.
  • Yosyp Willski 2012/06/12 14:40:05
    Yosyp
    that's your choice to text but I prefer talking on the phone, and maybe your pizza website is better than ours.
  • Willski Yosyp 2012/06/12 14:44:32
    Willski
    Heh, i use dominos.
    And despite what i said, i don't actually text or phone anyone... I email or IM.
  • Yosyp Willski 2012/06/12 14:47:17
    Yosyp
    okay
  • Jo 2012/06/12 13:43:04
  • Yosyp Jo 2012/06/12 13:47:35
    Yosyp
    +2
    I know, people come to my house to visit and spend the entire time texting, I would never carry on long conversation on the telephone when I have guest so why do some people think it's okay to spend their entire visit texting, Bugs me too.
  • Jo Yosyp 2012/06/12 13:51:31
    Jo
    +1
    its becoming kind of an issue, really; people have been doing it so much for so long that it never occurs to them it might not be acceptable; and thats extremely rude for a guest in your home to do that!

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