I have known derryX for a few years now. We’re in touch a lot via email, text, and online, and sometimes on the phone. I’ve noticed that phone conversations with derryX go much differently than with other people that I know.
Here’s a typical conversation when I call him:
derryX: [picks up] “Hello”
Me: “Hey, what’s up?”
If he calls me, there’s no awkward silences. It’s actually really funny, and we both laugh pretty hard when this happens.
What I think it comes down to is having something to talk about. Once we get into a conversation, theres no awkward silence. He’s also really good at killing the conversation before there are silences. But it’s that initial awkwardness that is the unique part.
[I told derryX I was gonna write a post about phone etiquette. I can’t wait til he sees this.]