Saturday, December 30, 2006

Festivus For the Rest of Us

While most of you are giving careful thought to the coming new year and said resolutions, I am thinking that it is time for the airing of grievances. No better way to start the new year off than with a little axe grinding, right??!! Once you get it all off your chest, then you can move on in a more positive direction and run that marathon with gusto, or wake up on time every day, or eat healthy, or whatever your resolve may be. So, I've let this little grievance of mine go, brushing it off as no big deal for years now, but still definitely at the top of the list of pet peeves of mine, until today...I can stand it no longer, it's CALL WAITING. Basically, what it boils down to is this...you're talking to some person on the phone, then someone beeps in, the person you are talking to says, "I've gotta go or hold on, SOMEONE is on the other line." Translation: I'd really rather talk to that PERSON than you now, so I gotta go. Rudeness. I refuse to sit on hold while they check to see if they would rather talk to me or the other PERSON. I almost always hang up when they leave me hanging. I'm fine to sit on hold for the doctor/hotel reservations etc. because they are busy people and that is what you do at a business, you put people on hold. But friends do not put friends on hold...I mean really, you can't miss a call??!! The thing that got me all jazzed about this today, because like I said, I had let it go long ago, but today a friend put my daughter on hold! The nerve! Oh no you din't just put my daughter on hold! Am I just a lunatic? Maybe there are advantages to call waiting, it can get you out of many a boring phone conversations. At any rate, I don't mean to be disrespectful to any of my readers who may have call waiting...I am sure there are very good reasons for having the call waiting option installed to your phone line that I have not thought of and I will find myself eating these words in a minute...hold on...just after I take this call...

5 comments:

Mo said...

annoying like when you come home from work to see that your lovely bride has baked some delightful "chocolate" cupcakes. And then you take a bite and it its gingerbread. Oh no you didn't.

Design Mom said...

Happy Festivus!

Amanda said...

I couldn't agree more. We don't even have the service- Stanton refuses to pay for it. Although he won't pay for Caller ID either- and I do wish I had that one.

Jenni said...

come on stanton, pay the few extra pennies so your wife can see who is calling!

Denise said...

Hmmm, we didn't have caller ID or call waiting for years -- until we just moved because they came at no cost with the new service. I have to say that like you, I find being put on hold to be fairly frustrating -- unless it's the school or the doctor, I usually ignore the other call. And, if it is one of those -- I tell the other person I need to call them right back so that they're not left "holding". What do you think Jenni? Is that still rude? Because I value your good opinion.