Friday, October 12, 2007

My Policy on Returning Calls

Have you ever dialed the wrong number, realized it mid-call and then hung up without leaving a message on voice mail? And then, about 4 hours later, you get a phone call from a complete stranger asking if someone from this number called them? First you wrack your brain to find out who this person is, ask yourself if you called them and then remember and have to explain to the person that, yes, I called, but I dialed the wrong number. That drives me crazy. So I have a policy. If you call me and do not leave a message, I will not call you back. I figure that it may not be important or that you dialed me by mistake and you did not NEED to talk to me so I won't call you back. Is that reasonable? Do you expect someone you call without leaving a message to call back? Are you nutty enough to call a completely unknown number on your list just to see who called? Why? To me, if I let it go, it's just one less thing I have to do or worry about.


Anonymous said...

I have my students call on my cell phone whenever we have the random need to get in touch with them and it AMAZES me who calls back, i had one dad completely hitting on me before he realized i was his daughters teacher.
I'd never call a number back I didn't recognize!

The MAN Fan Club said...

I have gotten calls from "inner" city St. Louis at times on my 314 numbers. "No, this is not Tyrone....."