I’m sure Skype is fantastic and brilliant however I have one teeny tiny little problem with making the most of it… I don’t actually know anyone who uses skype. I could just chat to randoms as some people apparently do however as much as I love to chat to randoms in writing I have a bizarre fear of talking to people I don’t know on the phone.
Funny story: I used to telemarket for Optus.
Yes, despite knowing that I had a fear of talking to people I didn’t know on the telephone I decided to get a job as a telemarketer.
I lasted about 2 weeks. For the first half of every shift I would be visibly shaking. The first person I called thought it was a prank call. By the time I had calmed down enough to cope properly it was time for break and the second half of the shift wasn’t much better. Then some horrible woman called me impudent for referring to her by her first name – as we were trained to – and she made me cry. Then I finally decided that telemarketing wasn’t for me and quit.
Worst two weeks of my life I swear!
Anyways until I convince my sister to download skype and buy a headset etc it will probably remain unused.