10 Reasons to Avoid Talking on the Phone

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As important as phones can be in our daily lives, there are some reasons to avoid them entirely. Here are ten such reasons which may actually succeed in turning you into an anti-social, handsaw-owning phone avoider..

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Reprinted with permission from Matthew Inman aka "The Oatmeal," a former web designer turned comic artist. You can see more of his work on The Oatmeal or in 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth, the comic book which he self published last year.

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Reason 11: Not being able to understand what is being said.

Them: blah blah blah

Me: Can you repeat that?

Them blah blah blah

Me: Can you repeat that again?

Them: blah blah blah

Me: Can you spell it?

...

Its even worse if its a message with a phone number and you can't tell what number they're saying.