Lesson 1: I’m sitting in Outback with a friend when this guy walks up to the table and introduces himself. Long story short she tells him that I am a poet and his first words to me are “Spit something for me.” PLEASE don’t ever do this. I’m not a rapper, I’m a poet. I don’t spit on demand. I probably wouldn’t have gotten flip with him had he not asked me this FOUR times.
What I have to say, you aren’t ready to hear. So don’t ask me that again. It’s insulting. Poetry is ready made like pancake mix. I’m not going to add water and serve you up a nice 1 minute quick made dose of consciousness. Go read a book.
I usually answer my phone. I attempt to be good about that. But I hate talking on the phone. I would much rather you come by and we chat it up for a minute and you leave. But to make that connect, I will talk on the phone when necessary. I don’t talk to my mother everyday and no one can be more important than moms. So its insulting when someone calls me 5 times back to back.
Check this out, I have 2 cell phones and a home phone, if you called I will see it and call you back. But if you call cell phone 1 then cell phone 2 then the house phone the cell phone 1 again, you probably wont get called back. If I don’t answer leave a message. Now wait for a call back. Period. That’s the protocol.
If it is an ememrgency, send a text message then call once more to leave a second message.
I get that people like to dodge phone calls but that means they don’t plan on talking to you anyway so its foolish to call repeatedly thinking you gone MAKE them answer the phone. Find some other way to nuture your pride.
I get that people don’t have enough time to get to the phone. It shows you called, why call back?
Just to be fair I am a little more detached than normal so maybe it’s just me.