I’m afraid to make phone calls
By Krystle Lilliestierna.
My armpits feel sweaty as I push the phone around in my hand. I look down at the sticky note where I’ve scribbled the number. The ink is smeared a little and I start to panic.” Did I write the number down right?!”
Listening to my voicemail for the hundredth time confirms: yes, it’s the right number. His name is Tony and he wants to talk to me about my business Visa application.
That’s when the voices start and my head explodes.
I jot down answers to everything he could possibly ask. When my script is finished, I feel a little better. At least if I get tongue-tied I can look at my notes.
I make excuses for the next hour until I feel nauseous and disappointed in myself.
PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL.
I finally do it.
It ends up that Tony is very nice and helpful. I only needed to reference my script once, and overall I didn’t sound like a complete idiot. He even convinced the bank to approve me for over double the credit.
Not so bad. Maybe next time it will be easier.