09 June 2008

If It's Tuesday Before 3, Call Me on My Work Cell But If It's...



People say to me "Why didn't you call me on my [insert something other than what I called] phone?"

Because, I didn't consult my ever-changing, handy dandy guide of which phone to call you on at what time on what day with auto-moon phase adjustment.

Apparently, it is not enough that I called and left a message on one of your phones. What was I thinking?

Is it now my responsibility to remember that this is the day you prefer me to call you on your
[work/
home/
cell/
work cell/
skype/
partner's/
nanny's/
taigan's-rhinestone-collar-with-matching-time-life-headset]
phone?

Get Over Yourself.

17 comments:

Gilahi said...

Why didn't you send e-mail telling all of us to read your blog?

Dixie said...

This is why I have only one phone. There is precisely one number to reach me at. If I do not answer that phone, you can be reasonably certain I will call you back on that number. My mother does this to me. I call her at work and home and can't get a hold of her, she wonders why I didn't call her cell. Because no one needs that many numbers, and if I have to call your cell, I figure you're out and I'd be interrupting dinner/drinks/movies. Bah.

Remember, back in the day, when if you couldn't reach someone at home and/or work, you just didn't reach them at all?

lacochran said...

Gilahi: Because you are not Batman?

Dixie: "Remember, back in the day, when if you couldn't reach someone at home and/or work, you just didn't reach them at all?" Ahhh, good times!

Gilahi said...

For someone as insightful as you are, I'm surprised that you've jumped to the conclusion that I'm not Batman. Did Batman respond to your blog? No he did not.

lacochran said...

Gilahi:

You responded to my blog. (Thank you.)

As per your comment, Batman did not respond to my blog.

Ergo, you <> Batman. (You are less than or greater than Batman [but not equal.])

Bilbo said...

We are fast approaching a time when one's business card will have to be the size of a bathmat to have room for all the different phone numbers, e-mail addresses, websites, etc, etc. I solve the problem by never giving anyone my number...or by giving them the number of someone I don't like.

lacochran said...

Bilbo: That's the kind of curmudgery I can get behind.

rs27 said...

My friend said this to me yesterday. I asked if he was "happy to be a corporate schill and a suit."

suit.

lacochran said...

rs27: Freakin' suit.

Kristen said...

Oh I hate that too!

Like just check your damn messages on all your phones because it's not up to me to chase you.

Ugh!

People!

lacochran said...

Kristen: "People."

"They're the worst!" --J. Seinfeld

Capitol Hill 20210 said...

Amen - granted I have a work cell but thats for work people - it gets turned off and they don't get my personal cell for all those reasons you mentioned.

Love that picture, I always wanted a shoe phone.

lacochran said...

c.h. 20210: Me, too! Shoe phones are the bomb!

J.M. Tewkesbury said...

AMEN, sister! I tell all of my friends to call me at home even though I have a cell phone. I hate trying to keep track of everybody's bloody accessories and the numbers that go with them. Give me one number and one number only.

And don't even get me started on email accounts. (Although, I can't really gripe there. I have too many of those myself. It's stupid really.)

lacochran said...

J.M. I can top that. (Hey, I'm competitive!) I have a nifty cell phone/smart phone and most of the time the phone part is turned off. So, occasionally, someone will call and leave a message and I'll get it a week or two later.

Ooo, I could do a whole riff on email but, alas, I have too many accounts myself. *blush*

j.m. tewkesbury said...

I think we must be twins. I've gone days--and on one occasion, a couple of weeks--without turning on my cell phone only to then discover there are messages from a friend or prospective employer. That last one is always fun to respond to and makes me look so impressive and on top of things! Of course, when the job opp is for a compliance officer--something I'm not at all qualified to do or even remotely interested in--I don't feel too bad.

Damn technology.

That said, though, I'm hankerin' for an iPhone!

lacochran said...

J.M. Maybe we are twins. :) But... you and the rest of humanity seem keen on the new i-phone. I'm still learning the wheres and whatfors of my little Palm Centro so I won't get in the way of the stampeding crowds!