I hate the phone. I've almost completely stopped answering it, and I hate returning phone calls. If I do return a call, it might be days before I work up the courage to do it. Its completely irrational, except that I no longer trust myself to talk to people for fear of saying something stupid.
Nowadays, my conversations with people, when I have them, always seem awkward and uncomfortable. I'll try to rehearse a conversation if I really have to make a call, but you can't foresee everything, so there seems to be pregnant pauses, me having to find words, forget when I'm saying, etc. I've really gotten out of practice speaking to people and its really bad. I just want to hang up the phone as I can't make small talk and I can't always put my words together coherently.
Interacting with people is painful so I try to avoid it altogether.