Give Me a Call!

And by “give me a call” I mean “really… don’t bother.”

I hate talking on the phone.  There are maybe two exceptions to this hard and fast rule, but as the saying goes, the exceptions prove the rule.  I tell everyone the best way to contact me is via email.  A lot of people ignore my request and call anyway.  People I’ve never heard of try to call me.  And — get this — expect me to call them back!  So I’m thinking about changing the message on the voice mail again:

Hello there.  Stating the obvious, but you’ve reached voice mail.  Silly person.  If you’re looking for Offspring, ring her cell.  If you’re looking for Spousal Unit, log into World of Warcraft.  If you’re calling for Aerten… why?  If you know me, you know I want you to email me.  If you don’t know me, now you know I want you to email me.  I know you think you want to talk to me, but it’s really more efficient for you to email me.  I’ll actually get an email much sooner than I’ll get any voice mail message you leave, because I generally forget to check for messages for weeks at a time.  Oh, and stop calling for Laura Smith.  She doesn’t live here, and to my knowledge never has.

It’s just a thought.  But it’s getting more and more appealing.

2 Responses to “Give Me a Call!”

  1. December 9th, 2009 | 7:01 am

    I hate phone calls too, but I just don’t answer them. Sooner or later people give up ;)
    .-= Alan´s last blog … Book Review : Soon I Will Be Invicible by Austin Grossman =-.

  2. Kelly
    December 15th, 2009 | 1:56 pm

    I don’t answer the phone. But there are some people who just aren’t giving up. I will address those people specifically in an upcoming blog post. heh heh heh