I've been described as a Tech-NO before... it's a title I'm trying my best to shed by learning a little HTML here (don't know what it stands for though...) and eventually I hope to be able to program my VCR to stop flashing 12:00... (ummmm... wait, do I even HAVE a VCR anymore? I'll have to check on that)
I was the last person I know to get a cell phone. I still rarely use the darn thing. I actually resent being tied to my phone. If I'm not home... I LIKE the fact that I'm unreachable for a few minutes. Very few people actually have my cell phone number... (I make exceptions for the kids' schools...)
So this Caller I.D. thing - I know... everyone has it right?
I resent when somebody calls me back based on the fact that I dialed their number. If I had REALLY needed to talk to you, I would have left a message. I promise. Or worse yet - I misdialed my ManOfTheHouse once and the wrong number called me back. He identified himself and then asked me why I called. Oh BOY was he annoyed when I told him I'd called him simply because my finger slipped and his number happened to be similar to M.O.T.H.'s... ummm, sorry sir - but really... I hung up after two rings and you were not required to return my call.
My LEAST favorite? When people expect me to know who they are when they call me. Growing up (and no, I did NOT grow up in the dark ages... but we didn't have caller I.D. - or cell phones... or VCRs... okay, maybe it WAS the dark ages...) we were taught that it was common courtesy to identify yourself when calling someone's home. Now? I sit and spend the first minute or two of every conversation trying to piece together enough clues to figure out who I am speaking with. It's a little embarrassing to have to ask "who is this?"... but I do have to resort to that occasionally.
M.O.T.H. met some guy once who wanted us to hire him for... oh who knows what... the only thing I remember is that he'd call and begin chatting like we were old friends. Did I recognize his voice? yep. Somehow it still annoyed me that he wouldn't I.D. himself when making a business call. I ALWAYS said "now who is this again?" when he called... and somehow he never took the hint... well, until I told him to stop calling altogether... of course, that hint wasn't exactly subtle... but that's a story for another day :)
Psalms 30:4-5 -- On Singing for Joy
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