I don’t know why I keep a land line. It might be because it’s part of my package, Computer Server, Cablevision, and Telephone? I have had this package long before my Verizon Wireless plan, before each of my children had cell phones.
Who calls this land line? Solicitors, Marketers, and Bill Collectors, non of which I wish to speak to. Would all the ‘ters’ and ‘tors’ go away if I cancelled my land line? Or, will they simply find a way, wasting away my minutes to harass me via cell phone?
When a call comes through on the land line, if one of my teens should actually pick it up, will they answer it with a polite “Hello”? Or will their greeting be…
“WHAT DO YOU WANT?”
not a good opening for a prospective employer on the line, and who can control moody teens. So, on many resumes I send out I leave my cell phone for the contact number, to avoid such embarrassment and the chance of a negative first impression.
Living in the valley, I have the best provider, but that doesn’t mean I’ll have a clear connection when I’m in my house. I’ve found after speaking with the H.R. Representative that I had incorrectly heard the location site for the interview as Island Rd. when mapping the directions, it was actually Highland Rd. What else didn’t I hear correctly? Is Mr. Ass actually Mr. Brass? I’ll have to Google Mr. Ass at XYZ Corporation just to make sure I won’t be the ASS at the interview.
I am most fortunate when I find a voice mail on my cell and can control such excitement to remember to return the call via land line to avoid any such miscommunications. Now, how do I tell Mr. Ass to pick up the device and get us off speaker?