Melanie, of Sparks from a Combustible Mind, is back again as our host for the Truthful Tuesday prompt. This week, Melanie wants to know…
How polite do you find it to ignore the doorbell and/or the phone, especially if you’ve just begun to eat dinner or want to just veg out all by your lonesome? Why do we feel obligated to do either thing in the first place? One of my greatest peeves is the idea that I ought to be tied to the damn phone 24/7. Your honest thoughts?
I guess I’m not very polite. I have a Nest doorbell camera, so if someone knocks at my door or rings the doorbell, I can see who it is on my iPhone. I can even speak to the intruder upon my privacy through my Next doorbell/camera and tell them to go away or that I’m not interested in whatever it is that they’re selling.
As to phone calls, I keep my iPhone on silent mode, so whenever an incoming call comes in, my iPhone vibrates but does not ring. The caller’s number and location shows up on the screen and, unless I am familiar with the number, I won’t answer the call. I figure if it’s a legit call, they’ll leave a voicemail message and I can call them back when it’s convenient for me.
So, as you can see, I do not feel obligated to, nor guilty about, not answering the door or a phone call. Thanks to today’s technology, I can respond or not at my convenience.
And those are my honest thoughts.