Random Thoughts on Life: Phone Etiquette

November 16, 2012 Random Thoughts on Books and Blogging 8

PhotobucketRandom Thoughts on Books is going to be my new Friday feature.  It sounds exactly like what you think it is – my random thoughts on anything book related.

What happened to phone etiquette?

This has been a slightly crazy week at work, and I’ve absolutely had enough of rude people! I have no thoughts on books this week because all my thoughts revolve around the crazy and annoying things that have happened at work this week!

When did it become ok to not say “goodbye” when your talking to someone on the phone? Especially in a business context? Over the last few weeks I can’t even tell you how many people I’ve talked to on the phone that just hang up when they’re done talking. You call with a question, I answer, you ask another question, I answer… then click! Apparently we’re done talking. Thanks for letting me know.

Other phone etiquette things I hate:

Ringback tones – seriously, no one likes whatever song your playing. No one. And even if, by some miracle, I did like it, I don’t want it blasted in my ear.

Calling the cable company (phone company, whomever) and having to punch in my phone number, my customer number, the first part of my address and then finally getting to talk to a real, live person, and the first thing they ask me is for my phone number… this is why I just keep pressing zero when I make these kind of calls.

People who call back unknown numbers who don’t leave a message. As soon as I answer they say “uh yeah, you called me.” I call a lot of people, tell me who you are. Better yet, if I didn’t leave a message, why are you calling me back? If it was important I would have left a message. I don’t know about y’all, but unless an unknown number calls me time and time again, I don’t call that number back if they don’t leave a message.

What are your thoughts on phone etiquette?


8 Responses to “Random Thoughts on Life: Phone Etiquette”

  1. Jenny

    LOL! I know it’s annoying but I can’t help but laugh at your rant. I feel the same way so I totally get it. I hate how many freaking sales calls I get at work and when I tell them the person they are looking for isn’t in they hang up. No goodbye. Nothing! Drives me nuts!

  2. Cindy Smith

    LOL you are too funny Kim. But I agree with what you said what has happened?

    Everyone is in a rush and they just forget their manners and common sense. I hate when you call someone and they answer and are like I can’t talk can I call you back they why do you answer the phone if you can’t talk LOL