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    Originally Posted by dias
    My grandma is the same. It must be a generation thing. I can't explain it.
    I think so. My mom is extremely perfectionistic about her home too. When you go to her place you have to hover above the floors and carpets so you don’t make a mark. She doesn’t even want me there unless it’s so immaculate you could lick off the floor. Mind you now she’s so crippled she can’t clean to her satisfaction.

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    I'm like your mom, Sera. I hate videocalling. It's not about how I look on it either, I don't care. I just find it awkward and it makes me feel sadder. I'd rather just stick with phone calls. My mom is bugging me to video chat (she has iPhone, I have Android, so we need to do another workaround) and I just don't want to. I'd rather just talk via voice.

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    Originally Posted by Fudgie
    I'm like your mom, Sera. I hate videocalling. It's not about how I look on it either, I don't care. I just find it awkward and it makes me feel sadder. I'd rather just stick with phone calls. My mom is bugging me to video chat (she has iPhone, I have Android, so we need to do another workaround) and I just don't want to. I'd rather just talk via voice.
    I remember the first time my niece tried to do Facetime with me (she is a 20 something mom of two) randomly and it felt.... intrusive - like, had she called I likely would have dropped what I was doing to pick up -she's awesome, cute kids, etc but--- Facetime?? To her it was completely normal but to me that's something that needs to be scheduled. Maybe I'll adapt. I don't think so!

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    Originally Posted by Fudgie
    I'm like your mom, Sera. I hate videocalling. It's not about how I look on it either, I don't care. I just find it awkward and it makes me feel sadder. I'd rather just stick with phone calls. My mom is bugging me to video chat (she has iPhone, I have Android, so we need to do another workaround) and I just don't want to. I'd rather just talk via voice.
    My mom even hates talking on the phone but I think that’s because she’s been losing her hearing for years. She was just finally not vain enough this year to get hearing aids because everybody told her we’d had enough of having to scream at her for her to hear anything. She became hard of hearing very early probably in her 60s and now even so she’s still pretty young she’s 74 and without her hearing aids is pretty much deaf as a door knob. And most days she refuses to wear her hearing aids.

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    Originally Posted by Batya33
    I remember the first time my niece tried to do Facetime with me (she is a 20 something mom of two) randomly and it felt.... intrusive - like, had she called I likely would have dropped what I was doing to pick up -she's awesome, cute kids, etc but--- Facetime?? To her it was completely normal but to me that's something that needs to be scheduled. Maybe I'll adapt. I don't think so!
    It does feel intrusive. That's a good way to put it. I think I prefer voice calling because 1) I'm really used to it and 2) I get to do other things while I talk to someone. I can cook, I can do my adult coloring, etc. I am not just sitting there looking at the screen to video chat. It feels weird to just sit there and look at someone to communicate via phone like that. I know it's sometimes to be a replacement for face-to-face conversation but it just doesn't do it for me.

    I told one of my close local friends "let's go for a socially distant walk! outside!" You know, we both have cars, we could meet at a nearby park or something. Nope, she wants to video chat.

    It makes me feel like an old fogey.

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    Originally Posted by ~Seraphim ~
    My mom even hates talking on the phone but I think that’s because she’s been losing her hearing for years. She was just finally not vain enough this year to get hearing aids because everybody told her we’d had enough of having to scream at her for her to hear anything. She became hard of hearing very early probably in her 60s and now even so she’s still pretty young she’s 74 and without her hearing aids is pretty much deaf as a door knob. And most days she refuses to wear her hearing aids.
    I don't blame her not wanting to wear hearing aids, they're loud, uncomfortable and you can hear annoying things, like shoes squeaking as people walk (very first time I wore my first pair I took them out cause of high pitch squeaky shoes lol)

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    Originally Posted by Butterfly~Wrists
    I don't blame her not wanting to wear hearing aids, they're loud, uncomfortable and you can hear annoying things, like shoes squeaking as people walk (very first time I wore my first pair I took them out cause of high pitch squeaky shoes lol)
    She says that too. It is either that or yell at her because she can’t hear you at a normal tone of voice beyond one foot away. My dad has been completely deaf in one ear since toddlerhood and now almost completely deaf with having hearing aids.

    Not good genetics coming my way. 😥 I have a really bad genetics for a lot of things. And then my husband’s family there’s early blindness. So my poor son could end up blind and deaf early. I already have early hearing loss in one ear. Not significant yet but is there.

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    Originally Posted by ~Seraphim ~
    She says that too. It is either that or yell at her because she can’t hear you at a normal tone of voice beyond one foot away. My dad has been completely deaf in one ear since toddlerhood and now almost completely deaf with having hearing aids.

    Not good genetics coming my way. 😥 I have a really bad genetics for a lot of things. And then my husband’s family there’s early blindness. So my poor son could end up blind and deaf early. I already have early hearing loss in one ear. Not significant yet but is there.
    Yeah I prefer people shouting at me. Mind you, the hearing aids make my ears sweat and cause infections which doesn't help.
    Not good that you've got a lot of potential problems coming up, hopefully it'll skip a generation or two!

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    I'm beginning to understand why some places have so many cases. I just returned from out of state and stayed overnight with my brother and sister in law and two nephews. They tried to hug me and I had to step away and explain that I am practicing social distancing. Then they went to a restaurant for carry out and when I asked them if the cooks and cashier wore gloves they gave me blank looks. I mentioned cleaning things before they bring them into their home or before handling them, or at least allowing them to sit for 24 hours and got the same blank looks. They feel like "well, what can you do??? You can't just freak out about everything!" And while I agree in principle I do think it's important to follow safe practices. I think that's why my state has much fewer cases than theirs, because our governor called for stay at home, non-essential business closures and social distancing as soon as the state hit 100 cases, which was almost two weeks ago.

    Anyway...I am going to continue to do what I do and if they don't feel like it's necessary to take extra precautions all I can do is hope for the best for them.

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