Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I’m Petting My Peeves Again

Under the category of Pet Peeves, I have officially listed the following: The telephone goes both ways.

Glossary of Terms:

Contactor – the person who reaches out, makes an effort to contact, or otherwise contacts another person or party.

Contactee – the person, persons or parties the above-defined Contactor reaches out to, attempts to contact, or actually contacts or connects with.


Really?  You need me to break that down further?  Okay, how about this:

Contactor = You

Contactee = person you’re trying to reach

(I made these up.  Don’t bother looking them up in the dictionary.  Although to be fair, the official Wikipedia description for the word Contactor is: …an electronically controlled switch used for switching a power circuit, similar to a relay except with higher current ratings.  It goes on further…but I won’t.)

So, referencing my above-mentioned peeve, if you haven’t heard from someone in a while pick up the phone and call them? Please? This goes for phone, email, instant message, Facebook, text…pick your preferred method of contact.  Don’t whine about not having heard from someone when you could have physically contacted them yourself.

And I really don’t want to hear anything about, “Well, I didn’t want to bug you.”  If you need something…if you want something…CALL!  If you just want to hear the person’s voice…CALL!  You do not have to wait for that person to call you!

Good grief!

To reiterate, the telephone works both ways!  I know you can count so you know your numbers.   You probably have my number in your contact list or in your little black address book – if you’re still reliant upon ancient technology.


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