I Dislike People With Bad Telephone Manners

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    ERRRRRRRR

    One would think when calling between two professional organizations that one could reasonably expect that the person on the other end of the line would be professional and courteous. If you call fungirl at work (and sometimes at my home number because I forget) you would hear me...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    9 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    The End of a Call..

    If you have the wrong number, tell me...don't just hang up. Also, in Australia, we say "Goodbye." to signify the end of a call...I hate it when people just disconnect without saying bye, I consider it rude.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Oct 11, 2008

    Very Much So

    There is the saying that when you are on the telephone you should smile, as you can hear a smile in someone's voice, even if you do not see them However, often people in not being face to face, use this as an excuse to show minimal decency and will clear out just make demands...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 12, 2008

    I Am On Do Not Call Registry

    I still get telemarketers that say I cant to anything to them.  Sometimes I repeat over and over that I pooped my pants and need them to wipe my butt just like on crank yankers.  They usually leave me alone after that. I get surveys that say they...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 8, 2009

    My Number 1 Pet Peave...

    Is one somebody dials the number and hands their child (2-8) on the phone.  I'm not saying I don't want to talk to my nieces and nephews and other children on the phone, I'm saying there is a way to go about it. You can for example call and say "so and so wanted to...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Nov 3, 2008

    'hello?'

    I was planning a few days trip to some place - no matter where exactly. I was looking for some place to sleep, so I typed 'hotel <city>' in my web browser and made few calls.  By the time I got to the number I am writing about I phoned few places that have changed...
    anonymous666 anonymous666
    18-21, M
    Aug 11, 2008

    Who Is This?

    I can't stand it when I answer the phone and the person on the other end demands "Who is this?" Like they were expecting someone else to answer, and you must immediately explain yourself. Fool, YOU called ME. You don't call my house and then interrogate me. I was taught as a...
    LifeandLove83 LifeandLove83
    26-30, F
    Feb 16, 2012

    And When They Ask to Speak to My Mum...

    ... or they say Im too London and they can't understand me (how the hell can someone be 'too London'!)... or they speak really quiet and when you ask them to repeat they talk to you like you're special..... ...or when you tell them someone isnt in they ask you to tell the truth...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2008

    I So Badly Do

        i so badly dislike people who have bad telephone manners .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    Hmmm

    I have wrongs numbers. Some  people were nice to say I have the worngs numbers. Others just don't talk or hang up without say good bye. WTF? Please just say something.
    mother1983 mother1983
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Oct 2, 2008

    Background Convo...

      I absolutely hate it when i'm in the middle of a conversation-and the person proceedes to talk to the people in their background!! Or when they play with babies-while somebody is on the phone. That's plain out rude to me..
    lostprophet lostprophet
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 13, 2009

    ERRRRRRRR

    One would think when calling between two professional organizations that one could reasonably expect that the person on the other end of the line would be professional and courteous. If you call fungirl at work (and sometimes at my home number because I forget) you would hear me...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Aug 11, 2008

    Rude Boss

    I just love it when my boss calls me and before I can finish saying what it is that I am supposed to say when I answer the phone, he starts to talk to me.  He doesn't even tell me who he is.  He justs starts blabbing!  That kinda makes me mad.
    wikkedirish wikkedirish
    31-35, M
    Aug 11, 2008

    I Do Not Have X-ray Vision!

      My gifts and talents are many, however x-ray vision is not one of them.  Last time I checked there is an appropriate way to initiate and end a conversation on the telephone.    My issue on this subject has nothing to do with age or nationality.  I...
    aftermath aftermath
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2008
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