Saturday, October 01, 2005

Writes or speak

It was a “hectic” last week as my colleague is on leave. She helps a lot. So when she is not around I was answering more email, think and doing more documentation than usual. On Friday evening, I have actually calculated the number of emails that I have sent out for the week. In average it was around 25 per day. All of these are business emails. I guess when my colleague comes back from her leave she will be shock with the number of email that is floating in her mailbox waiting for her retrieval.

What routine have I got myself into? The phone is right in front of me. I could pick it up and settle most item but I still find it more comfortable writing than talking. There are times the person is just right at the back of me but I will use email instead of lifting my butt up and walk over. I am not sure why, it could be the way I was “trained” by my previous boss. Or it could be my voice that does not sounds attractive. I do not have a good voice, there are times I felt that my voice is soft and there are times I think I murmur and I could see the person that I talks to is trying very hard, straining their ear drum to make some sense. I do remember some of my ex colleague says that my voice does not match my size. I used to be big. If you are a girl and are on the end of the phone, you might think that I being “cute” as I speak like cat enticing the mouse to come down and “play”.

The government is promoting the usage of IT but sometimes I think it will actually broaden the gap between human. Eventually it will reaches a time whereby everything is done within that stupid little cube that sits on your desktop or your lap that comes with alphabets and numerical symbol. We will forget what is like to feel the mood and feelings of a person. A voice could disclose the thoughts of a person but now we prefer to use “Bold” or “CAPITAL” or “Colours” letter to represent our feeling in an email.

Of course there are times writing is a good way to actually express ourselves. We could use it to express our feelings to our loved one like writing love letters. These letters or emails could then be saved or printed out. It also could be used as milestones to represent a significant period of our lives. For example, this blog. It chronograph events that is happening in my life, it captures my feeling at a specific time. As I grow older, my memory starts to decline; writing allows my life to be captured instead of letting it being eroded and dissolve in time.

2 comments:

www.xanga.com/ches_ca said...

you know, i agree. i myself prefer writing than talking too...i think that when you write, it's more straight forward and saves more time that when talking on the phone. cause when you talk, there's the hi and hello and how are you part...then you end up wasting your time!!! by that time, you could probably have written 5 e-mails already!!!

hui ying said...

I also prefer to write than speak.. sometimes, I tend to forget what's the main point i want to tell if talking face to face.. but, if I write, I can really sit down and collect my thoughts to compose a complete email with all the things i want to know/tell...

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