Monday, April 5, 2010

The Downsides of Skype

I decided that Skype definitely has it's negatives after a conversation that I had with my dad the other night that went something like this:

Dad: "How are you doing?"

Me: "Fine. Tired."

Dad: "Yeah, you definitely LOOK tired."

Thanks. Thanks a lot.

So, the downsides of Skype, as I see it:

1) You clearly can get unwanted comments about the state of your appearance.

2) Going to the bathroom while having a conversation is out of the question.

3) You have to wear clothes. Unless you're into that kind of thing.

4) You can't roll your eyes at something the other person says.

5) You can't multitask. (i.e. wash the dishes, watch American Idol and talk on the phone all at the same time...just isn't happening with Skype)

I know this person agrees with me.

Don't get me wrong, I actually really like Skype for the fact that Miles can now see and talk to my parents when they are down in Arizona for the winter. But, like I have already pointed out...there are some definite pitfalls I hadn't imagined.

So, yeah...regular old phones definitely look pretty good sometimes...especially when I don't.


  1. Ha ha Your downsides were funny. I've never used Skype, I'm notorious for going to the bathroom while I'm on the phone so I guess it just wouldn't work for me.

  2. Oh yeah, I can totally see myself getting in way too much trouble with all of your downsides on Skype!

  3. Don't forget: you can't pick your nose or any other unsavory personal habit...

  4. I remember thinking about this back when they made like every phone was going to be a video phone "in the future". I go a bit further than even plain phone - I'm way better at writing, do I really have to speak? Ever?

  5. Where's the point about getting your child to sit still and/or not destroy something while on Skype?!:-)

  6. My in laws live in Vegas and my FIL always has no shirt on when he is on Skype with us! We tease him a lot about that!

    I would never Skype with my mom - I am continually rolling my eyes when talking to her!

  7. I so agree with you on all of these, I didn't turn my skype on today(my parents are in thailand) because i didn't feel like putting on a bra or scurrying for something if they happend to call


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