“Ah-ah-ah-hem!” (clearing my voice).
Here I am, up on the biggest soapbox I’ve ever seen.
I have a major bone to pick with society.
Just because YOU call me, doesn’t mean I’m going to answer my phone or even call YOU back in 3.25 seconds. And calling again and again won’t magically make me answer the phone any sooner.
You see, I am not at your beck and call. I am not tethered to my phone nor a slave to it either. There are times when I just CANNOT take your call. It may be an inappropriate time or I’m out of signal range, or it’s raining so hard my phone would be soaked or maybe I don’t have pockets and didn’t carry it with me!
Calling me repeatedly, hanging up and calling me again isn’t going to get you anywhere any faster, especially if it’s not an emergency. Because, you know, if you do that, I’ll think it probably is an emergency (if I’m near my phone and hear it) and I’ll be more than pissed to find out you called and called and called for a bullshit reason.
Nor will calling me every hour get me to call you back sooner. The world is not ending, Hell has NOT froze over. My life does not revolve around YOU!
And how dare you be so arrogant to ASSUME I’m either waiting to take your call or that I’m avoiding and ignoring you! Wow! Your arrogance is astounding! Once again, my life does not revolve around you! How dare you be so rude and discourteous? Since when did this behavior become acceptable?
During this age of instant gratification respect, manners and patience seem to have gone out the window.