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  • #600774

    real-brisker
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    Next time you get a *Click* please don’t tell me “hold on a second, I have a Click”, because I will hang up on you. I am not interested in spacing out and waiting five minutes while you are having a conversation with the person who clicked in. If their phone call is more important, no problem- Just call me back when your finished.

    #829514

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Also annoying when u answer the phone and the person who called you is in mid conversation with someone at their location , when u dial the phone commit to the person whom u are calling.

    #829515

    sem graduate
    Member

    Personally, I don’t mind holding if it’s really just a few seconds. When I get a click, I usually take it and notify the person that I’m on the other line and I’ll be happy to call them back as soon as I hang up. The reason for this is simply because when I need to get through to someone and nobody picks up, it can get quite frustrating – this way, the caller understands the situation and (hopefully) nobody is hurt

    #829516

    amichai
    Participant

    hang up and they will call back. half the times the other side forgets they were even speaking with someone beforehand.

    #829517

    Imaofthree
    Participant

    Agreed.

    #829518

    gefen
    Participant

    Hold on a minute – I’ll comment on that when I get back.

    #829519

    smartcookie
    Member

    Work on your patience and ego!

    Nothing wrong to wait a minute- doesn’t mean the other person is more important than you.

    But that’s only for a minute. After that it’s ok to hang up.

    #829520

    MeinMeinung
    Member

    Will do

    #829521

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    RB Why dont you do what I do? Simply hang up and call right back. Chances are they will often then take my click and then I continue the conversation as if nothing had happened… And next time they wont take someone else’s click, cause they will have taken the subtle hint!!!

    #829522

    real-brisker
    Member

    Shticky – Good Shtickle!

    #829523

    real-brisker
    Member

    SC – Thanks for the kind words. I shouldn’t even have to wait a minute, it’s simply a rude thing to do.

    #829524

    gefen
    Participant

    K- I’m back. Oh wait! Hold on again.

    #829525

    smartcookie
    Member

    RB- are you serious? Why is it rude? Do you seriously think you are most important?

    Nothing wrong in taking the beep and letting the other caller hold for a few seconds. More than that is rude, yes.

    #829526

    real-brisker
    Member

    SC – Yes, Seriously. Just next time you find the caller that you put on hold not there anymore, you will know why. The reason why it’s rude is cause its called “interupting”. Would you go interupt a conversation between two people?

    #829527

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Very funny Gefen!

    #829528

    MeinMeinung
    Member

    What about people picking up cell phones when they’re in middle of talking to someone. I was at a business show at one booth the presenter got a call in middle of showing us off his service. I couldn’t believe it but he took the call. It was most probably an emergency just like the one who takes the call in middle of shemona esrei. Uh hu nu im nu

    #829529

    A Heimishe Mom
    Participant

    I will not answer the click if I am talking to my parents, in-laws, child’s teacher etc. Likewise, I will only pick up a click if it is from one of the above or someone I do need to speak to right away. The only other time I will answere a click is if I am talking with a chatty friend and need an excuse to hang up :). Most people today “get it” that if the phone rings 4 or 5 times and there is no answer, or even a machine, then the person you are calling is on the phone and the caller will try again later.

    #829530

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    RB, You’re asking why I put you on hold? Simple. You’re harassing me about the $200,000 I said I’ll pay you back last week. Any interruption welcome.

    #829531

    real-brisker
    Member

    AHM – Well Put

    #829532

    Shticky Guy
    Participant

    Hold on a minute – I’ll comment on that when I get back.

    K- I’m back. Oh wait! Hold on again.

    Gefen LOL. Keep it up – it suits you.

    I hate it when my kids friends call. They are from an instant generation (that WE raised and educated) who need what they want right away or sooner. They email then go crazy after 3 minutes if there’s no reply when we as kids used to mail letters and wait weeks for a response.

    Please tell me if this sounds familiar: …so there I am on the (malafa) phone which I do very occasionally because it is not usually available, (yeah, that’s another parsha) and there’s a click. I see its a friend of one of my kids who they have just been a whole day with and been on the phone already 5 times since. So I ignore it as I am on an important call. Do they get the hint? No siree. They call again and again and again and again and again. It is so annoying. And when I’m off the phone, my daughter calls them back. They say “oh do you know your phone is broken, the clicks do not work”!!!

    #829533

    gefen
    Participant

    Goq – thanks!

    Shticky – what do you mean it suits me? i’m not sure if that’s and insult or a compliment. 🙂

    There are a lot of rude people around – but i don’t think they even realize it. i once heard/read a story about someone who was on line at a grocery store yacking away on her cell phone. when the cashier tried to tell her how much she owed, the lady replied angrily “can’t you see i’m on the phone?” the poor cashier was trying to keep the line moving and this lady saw nothing wrong with having a phone conversation!

    oops – there’s that call waiting – gotta go! ttyl

    #829534

    adorable
    Participant

    someone was once saying that girls like to talk to 2 people- when they are on the phone and to someone else cause it makes them feel popular but the guys hate when the wives do it to them!

    #829535

    yentingyenta
    Participant

    my friends and i have an agreement. if one of us takes a click and is gone longer than 1 minute, we have the right to hang up and the person will call back when done. it saves frustration and we can do s/t productive in the meantime. best part? because we have the agreement, if we do hang up there are no hard feelings. its win win

    #1747104

    Captain™
    Participant

    I have never heard it referred to as a “click” before. I guess things change over 8 years.

    Captain™

    #1749133

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Captain,

    What do you refer it as? A beep?

    #1749147

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    Don’t tell me you’re on hold for the past 8 years!!!

    #1749148

    Little Froggie
    Participant

    Gosh!!!

    I changed three user names since then… you probably won’t remember then one you called!!!

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