Here of late, I've been left a number of voice mails from several different people.
The thing is, not one of them has left a message consisting of anything more than "This is __________. Call me at 800-XXX-XXXX". A couple of them have said 'please' before the 'call me' part, but that's the exception, rather than the rule.
Observe that they have indicated neither what organization they're with (I'm figuring a toll-free number means they're not just ordinary peeps), nor what the hell it is they want to talk to me about.
Being the contrary and obstinate bastage that I am, I have absolutely no interest in finding out who they are or what they want: I simply don't care enough to want to find out. I suppose that sooner or later, one of them is going to manage to catch me at home, and I'll find out what the deal is then; in the mean time, their inconsiderate messages are costing them a fair amount of time and money -- and to no purpose.
I'm in total agreement here.
I'll add that when someone I recognize (via Caller ID) DOES NOT leave me a message, I figure it's not important so I don't return the call. I'm talking here about the situation where someone you know (maybe a service you use regularly, etc.) keeps calling and calling but never leaves a message. Like they HAVE to speak to you in person; but you know they do NOT. I'll wait 'til hell freezes over before I'll call them and ask them what they wanted. Leave a frickin' message! Don't keep calling and calling and being annoying.
Sorry for the rant. Phone stuff really annoys me. In fact, phones as a whole annoy the hell out of me. I could live without one.
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