Before he died, my father got a great laugh, when I told him I didn’t like being on the phone much at home. I am on the phone all day at work, plus with social media at home, who needs telephones? 🙂
You wouldn’t know it going back to childhood. There were three kids in the house. My father would become annoyed quickly when three kids plus Mom were on the phone. It wasn’t as though HE wanted to use the phone, mind you. It may have been that generation, because my father-in-law was the same about the phone. As adults, if you called them on the phone, they just wanted the basics, “Everyone OK? Yes Dad. Good speaking with you. Bye.”
My, how things change.