I am very guilty of this. I will answer a call from maybe one one or two people that I actually want to talk to or with.<br />
Everyone else...leave a message...and maybe I will listen to the message.<br />
Welcome to my introverted world.
please speak clearly after the tone and i will get back to you.
To show off that they are busy or YOU are not important!!
The answer phones do the work for them. It is good way of vetting the calls. Having a caller ID would help to eliminate this.
*sigh* I do that. I just don't feel like answering a lot of the time.
this is b/c of period we reach
I never answer my house phone,i pull the plug.
Not all people walk around with a phone shoved up our rear. Sometimes I turn mine off or put it on silent. Sunday I will leave it off if I need head space. Other times maybe I am not keen to speak to that person...
because it is there for their convenience, not yours
makes them feel in control and you're not important enough to talk too