Flora Watkins

The tyranny of voice notes

Spare me these mindless monologues

  • From Spectator Life

Ping! My phone vibrates with a message from a new friend. A mild spike of dopamine dissipates on seeing she’s left me a WhatsApp voice note. However, it’s short and, hopefully, it’s a one-off. 

I reply with a text message, hoping she’ll register the switch in communications. Ping! Oh no. She’s a voice-noter.

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