Don’t Call Me, I Won’t Call You …

“In the last five years, full-fledged adults have seemingly given up the telephone — land line, mobile, voice mail and all. According to Nielsen Media, even on cellphones, voice spending has been trending downward, with text spending expected to surpass it within three years.

via Don’t Call Me, I Won’t Call You – NYTimes.com.

Do you use your telephone at home anymore? For that matter how much do you use your phone at work? Do you actually listen to your voice-mail…or didn’t you even set up your voice-mail?

According to this new article in the NTY many of us are not using the phone for talking any longer. In fact it is considered rude by some to even call without scheduling the call ahead of time…what???

But to be honest I am finding myself communicating with my family by text messaging almost exclusively. I never leave a voice-mail message unless it is pre-arranged and it is only to give information as to what time we are meeting for dinner and where.

It seems telephone etiquette is changing…the “cubicle” style work-place makes telephone use somewhat obnoxious. There is no privacy so why would you want everyone in the nearby space to hear all about your latest life trials and tribulations.

So the next time you pick up your phone…think twice about whether you really want to make that call and really think three times about ever leaving a voice-mail message.

U mite jst txt nsted”

Next post will be abt “spellng”

About lorettelavine

Wife, mother, grandmother, registered nurse, licensed clinical social worker, blogger. Parent and child advocate, involved in life.
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