April 5, 2011

Crabby Crabster

Can I complain for a couple minutes???

Ok, thanks. :-)

I get phone calls ALL THE TIME from numbers I don't recognize. I no longer pick up, because it wastes my minutes to always have to tell these people that they have the wrong number...and then when they don't believe me, I have to waste my minutes convincing them that I'm not Jose, Salvador, or their caseworker.

You might think I'm joking, but I'm not.

What happens when I don't pick up is a situation that I have now determined is even worse.

People just call over and over, sometimes as many as 10 times. Seriously, what possesses people to do this???!!! Voice mail was invented for this purpose, wasn't it? Leave a message, I'll call you back.

Sometimes I just can't get to the phone - example, maybe I'm at work...you know, a job...maybe you've heard of this. Sometimes it prevents people from answering the phone.

Or maybe I'm babysitting, and the baby is screaming...and then in the background I hear Poker Face (hell yeah that's my ring tone) playing over and over again!!! Well, looking on the bright side, the kids love the song, so they start dancing every time they hear it.

The poor idiot who did this to me this afternoon caught me in a very crabby mood. So after his 3rd try I picked up. Here's the convo:

Idiot: "Hey What's Up??"

Me: "Who is this?"

Idiot, trying to be cute: "Who's this??"

Me, in my angry voice: "Um, no. Who is this."

Idiot finally gets it and hangs up. If that's me being mean, then I'm a pretty nice person eh?

So please, in the words of the great No Doubt, if you call & I do not pick up: "Sorry I'm not home right now, I'm walking into spiderwebs, leave a message and I'll call you back."

Thank God for Caller ID.

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