Hello, my name is Gillian, and I hate talking on the phone. I hate it. The advent of text messaging seems like it was made especially for me. I can talk to people without having to talk to them! I don’t have to steady myself with deep breaths before dialing! Or practice voicemail messages! Because talking on the phone is for the birds!
And yet, on Sunday I volunteered 3 hours of my afternoon to call people on the phone. Not just people, but STRANGERS. Strangers who mostly did not want to talk to me. Some of whom were not at all shy about how much they did not want to talk to me. Because I guess, there’s like, something that I actually believe in. And care about. So much that I will voluntarily call strangers on the phone! And it’s California Proposition 34. In case you don’t know….