Pro Tip for Shorter Phone Calls

Hint: Take Off Your AirPods!

I love to hear the sound of my own voice. But I’m trying to be a more courteous caller by keeping my calls short and sweet.

After trying a little experiment I’ve observed that I’m far more likely to wax on, throw out additional topics, or just gab a little bit more, when I’m wearing my AirPods.

By contrast, when I have to hold the phone up to my ear I’m acutely aware of the pain steadily increasing in my right arm. There’s just a natural limit to how long I can keep holding this dang iPhone. Which, it turns out, is a great reminder to cut to the chase and to end the call when the initial reason for the call has been succinctly communicated.