Society initially gave phones permission to interrupt because there was no way to do it different, other than having a secretary to screen calls. Now we have ways to confirm that the other party actually wants to talk now, so we should use them.
My SMS: "Hello, this is UpTooLate, what would be a good time to send you a text so I can find out when would be a good time to message you to set up a time to look at our schedules so I can schedule a time to give you a phone calll?"
@UpTooLate24x7 you had better not send that text unannounced. I need an email to say you'll text to figure out a time to call 😆
Caller ID is a thing - use it. If you are in my contact list I will pick it up. If not you go directly to voice mail where 99% of the people don't leave a message. The 1% generally have a broken auto dialer & leave a partial message in voice mail.
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