05/25/2012 10:18 am ET

Call Me Maybe: Let's Bring Back The Phone Call

Recently, I got into a conversation with some other women here at BuzzFeed about talking on the phone. The consensus: no one does it, unless they're catching up with an old friend.

"If someone calls me out of the blue, I immediately think someone died or got dumped," was a common refrain.

That's how I learned that I'm an anomaly - a woman in her early twenties who still gabs on the phone like I'm in a 1980s teen movie. I indulge in marathon phone conversations like others do in chocolate binges. Long phone calls give me peace and solace and an escape, the way I imagine long runs do for runners.

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