After exiting the shower, you see that someone called your cell phone while taking said shower. You don't recognize the number. Do you call the number back and ask "did someone call me from this number?", or do you assume that if they need you they would've either left a message or will call back at a later time?
Is it tacky to call the number back, with no idea who will be on the other end, and ask who it is and why they called? Or is it acceptable because they were the ones who called you to begin with?
If they don't leave a message, then they can call me back if it's important. I would never call a number back to find out who it was. I guess I just don't care that much.
Acceptable, but not worth the energy.
What circumstances would make it "okay"? If it were important enough, I'd imagine that a) you'd have been sitting by the phone waiting if it were that important, or b) the party would call back/leave a voicemail if it were that important. That's my thought, although there may be a scenario I'm not considering?
I think it's really lame when people call back. Why would you do such a thing? The person hung up on you for a reason. I don't call people back. If they heard my voice and realized that they dialed the wrong number, I just let it be. If they hung up on accident and really want to get a hold of me, they'll call back. I don't need to waste my time calling random numbers and saying, "Hi, someone from this number called me????" Waste of my breath. If it's important, they'll leave a message or talk.
Last edited by The Great Vagina; 06-07-2011 at 01:53 AM.
I'm with you. I think it's kind of tacky. And it always seems as if the person calling back to check is some pissed off chick thinkin' you are stealin' her man or something crazy like that. That's how they sound, anyway. "Who is this? Did you call my phone? Why did you call my phone". And it's usually clients I've called from my cell phone in the evenings, and then they feel like idiots once they find out who I am. I then politely explain to them that I did not leave a message because their mailbox was full and that I was planning on calling back at a later time.
Anyway, Saturday my staff at work had a rough, busy day. I was on the phone on and off with them for about an hour until they finally decided they didn't need me to come in, per the boss as well. So I hop in the shower, and when I get out, I see a missed call. Didn't recognize the number, no voicemail, so I continued to get ready for and attended a baby shower. This morning rolls around and I ask all of the techs if they called from their cell phones and they said no. So we got into this discussion. And a large number of them said that I should've called the number back, seeing as though they had had issues at work that day. I just cannot understand that! My voicemail is always working just fine, never full, and they could certainly call back, right?
I've done the call back and I don't think it is tacky at all. Usually I don't because of the reasons most people gave, but tacky? I am not a voicemail leaver and sometimes I have called and the person's voicemail was full and I couldn't leave a message. I'm glad they called me back.
If someone wants to call and find out, cool. If not, then don't. But I don't get calling it tacky. I think you are putting way too much thought on such an inconsiquential thing.
I don't think it's tacky as well. I call my clients and don't leave messages either. Rather, if I can't get in contact with them, I put it in writing and mail it out. Clients see my number and usually call me back right away wanting to know why I called. I love that they do that as it may save me additional time. I, personally, don't call numbers I don't know on my personal cell phone. If they don't leave me a message, it wasn't important enough for me to try to track them down. Same goes for our land line.
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