I've taken to involuntarily screaming/hissing at the phone again, depending on how silly I feel. (silly means I scream when it rings. happymrlocust can testify to how odd this sounds. When I am cranky, I merely hiss at it.) I hate the sound of the damned phone ringing. I am trying to convince my mother that no, my apartment does not need a phone. Really. It doesn't. I won't use the damned thing if I can possibly avoid it. I wonder where this hatred of phones came from. I just don't like the things. Either talk to me online, where I can multi-task, or in person (preferably online). On the phone, the whole "I hear them, so I have to give them my complete attention" concept conflicts with the "They can't see me, so it's okay to do other things at the same time" idea.
Right, then, let it be known that I hate the doorbell, too.