Here’s the million dollar question for today. It’s about returning phone calls. Most of us have “caller ID” I’m sure so you know most of the time who called if you were away from the phone. Most of us also have answering machines. So, if someone calls you but doesn’t leave you a message, do you call them back?
I don’t. If someone calls and for whatever reason I miss the call, I don’t call back unless someone leaves me a message. Otherwise I feel they just felt like shooting the breeze and didn’t really even have a message. I mean if you called everyone back who called you and didn’t leave you a message it would be so much wasted time. Two people sitting on the phone and neither of them really wanting anything “at that time.” You may have had time on your hands when you made the phone call but 5 hours later you’re busy and can’t talk on the phone.
I feel if someone wants to ask me something or wants me to return the call, they’ll leave me a message. It’s not like I go hang clothes on the line and rush in the check my “caller ID” to see if someone called. I don’t even think of it. Sometimes I don’t check that thing for hours but if I have a message I see the blinking light on the phone or the machine itself.
“Apparently” I hurt my mom’s feeling because she called me one day last week but I didn’t didn’t notice the ID blinking and she thought I should have called back anyway! Even though I didn’t see she called until till 10 PM and she was in bed anyway. She thinks I should check my caller ID more often!! Seriously?? I don’t live my life by who calls me when I’m doing my chores during the day. I do check my ID when I come back from being gone but when I’m in and out and but AT HOME, I just don’t think to do it every time I come into the house. I should also add that I talk to my mom every single morning at 9:30 ON THE NOSE so if I’d have called her when I saw that she’d called I’d have woken her up for no reason and I knew if it were important, she’d have called back or left a message which is what she usually does.
So my question is this. If someone calls you but doesn’t leave a message, do you call them back to see why they called you? Or how do you handle it?