Phone conduct

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    Phone conduct

    I'm afraid that neither of my parents have taught me much conduct. It just came to my mind that when calling someone on the phone, if you should,

    1. begin by introducing yourself like 'Hi, this is me' and then wait for the other person to say 'Oh, hello', and then state your business.

    or if you should,

    2. introduce yourself and then directly state your business, like 'Hi, this is me, could I speak with that person?".

    Which one of these two do you use and why?
    Last edited by Zewu; 08-05-2003 at 08:32 AM.

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    I'm guessing that most people probably wait for a response. I do I suppose. You should because some people would hang up on you when they found out who you were, especially if you're from sweden
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    I usually just yell the person's name at the top of my lungs until I get a response.

    Or I say "Hi, this is Jeremy, can I talk to blahblahblah?"

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    I use both depending on in what mood I am...
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    They pick up and say "Hello, John speaking, how may I he-"
    and you're all like "John? WHAT THE $$$$? I WANT TO SPEAK TO JILL DAMMIT!"
    and theyre like "jill is my girlfriend, WHO THE HELL ARE YOU"
    AND UR ALL LIKE "DAMMIT JILL IS MY GOD DAMN GIRLFRIEND"
    AND THEYRE ALL LIKE "NO SHES MINE"
    AND UR LIKE "WTF SHES GOD DAMN BEEN CHEATING ON ME"
    AND THEYRE LIKE "NO WTF"
    AND YOUR LIKE "DUDE IF I EVER SEE U UR GONNA DIE"
    AND THEYRE LIKE "OH CMON BRING IT"
    AND U HANG UP AND THEN U GO ROUND AND SMACK HER CHEATING FACE IN

    next question?

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    Originally posted by Brian
    They pick up and say "Hello, John speaking, how may I he-"
    and you're all like "John? WHAT THE $$$$? I WANT TO SPEAK TO JILL DAMMIT!"
    and theyre like "jill is my girlfriend, WHO THE HELL ARE YOU"
    AND UR ALL LIKE "DAMMIT JILL IS MY GOD DAMN GIRLFRIEND"
    AND THEYRE ALL LIKE "NO SHES MINE"
    AND UR LIKE "WTF SHES GOD DAMN BEEN CHEATING ON ME"
    AND THEYRE LIKE "NO WTF"
    AND YOUR LIKE "DUDE IF I EVER SEE U UR GONNA DIE"
    AND THEYRE LIKE "OH CMON BRING IT"
    AND U HANG UP AND THEN U GO ROUND AND SMACK HER CHEATING FACE IN

    next question?

    You never cease to amaze, brian.

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    I wait for them to say hi, then I say hi, then ask for who i want to talk to and say my name. or sometimes i'll say my name and then ask for who i want to talk to.

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    I think i have Telephonophobia. I get nervous when I use the phone...
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    I'm a Professional Reluctance Handler with MCI now. Yup, that's the name MCI supposedly gives us, but I like to not be gay and call myself a sales rep or telemarketer instead. The pay is going to be great (today was only my 3rd day, and I'm still in training), even though, I'm selling myself out.

    Or I say "Hi, this is Jeremy, can I talk to blahblahblah?"
    How come you don't use your real name--Govtcheez? No use in making silly names like Jeremy up.

    Zewu, what sort of call are you pertaining to? I think with each call and each relationship you have with a person the edicate (sp?) you take with a call differs.

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    Originally posted by TechWins
    How come you don't use your real name--Govtcheez? No use in making silly names like Jeremy up.
    Duh, I can't give my real name out on the Internet. People will hax0r my gibson

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