Saturday, 20 June 2015

Rule #201: Say hi for me

Nope! Not gonna do it. I'm putting my foot down on this one. I really have to wonder if I'm the only one in the world who's bothered by this. I don't see anyone else getting annoyed when this happens. I'm not a mediator or a translator for you. So when I'm talking on the phone I don't want to be a go between for you and whoever I'm talking to. 

I find it extremely annoying when I'm in mid conversation with someone and someone else in the room decides to say "tell them I say hi". So now, not only am I distracted from my conversation, I also have to interrupt the party on the other end to relay your all important message. Then wait for them to say (awkwardly) "oh that's nice. Tell them we say hi also". No kidding. What else were you going to say? So, then I have to hold the phone away and transfer this highly anticipated response back to you..."they say hi back".

I'm going to suggest you use your fingers to dial their number and say hi yourself. While your still able. Because the next time you do this to me, you're going to discover that all of your dialing fingers are, how do you say??... Broken.

In the new world, it will be understood that this is bad etiquette.

AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!

2 comments:

  1. I could not agree with you more on this one. What a stupid practice of social niceties that has gone on way too long. I too will put my foot down.
    It's right up there for me with Happy Friday or "at least it's Friday" BS that is rampant with co-workers. We all say it but for what, just so we have something to talk about in the elevator instead of standing in silence. I for one prefer the silence

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    1. Or like asking "how are you?" If I told them how I REALLY was, they would never ask again. And they never really cared in the first place. BS indeed!

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