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So the topic says pretty much all of it: what do you think about them?
I think is totally stupid and unnecessary. I mean, why would you hide your identity? After all, most people you call are people you actually know, and they either recognize you right away, in case they don’t, you’ll say your name if they don’t recognize you. If they don’t know you, well they will react in a very different and stranged (sp?) way, because you hide yourself and they don’t know you...
Here in the 3rd world, where a telephone (specially cell) is something still very flashy on society, people think they are important by having their telephone number blocked. Well they will go to the supermarket with a calculator in hand saving every damn 1/10 of a penny, but they’ll still pay to have their number “blocked”. Oh yeah you’re super important. In this part of the world, people (80%, regular ignorants) think they’re so cool by doing this. congrats to all of them btw!
Well I came up with this topic because just like an hour ago someone called my cell. So I rush to it since it was in my room: shows up “Número Privado llamando”. I’ve always had the same concept on this and always think twice before answering, cuz really I see it like: ok so this person thinks it’s important enough not to let me know who is it?
Ok wel,l I did answer, and I loved it cuz I’m like:
-> Yes, hi, who am I talking to?
Alright, now... excuse me? 1. You don’t identify yourself. 2. You’re not even calling a home or a company, you’re calling a personal cell phone. 3. And you think I have to tell you whom the f*** I am? People, I love people.
Gotta love it because in the 3rd world, when people are on the phone is like... I don’t know, something special. So you know, at least a regular, educated family like mine and like 20% of total families in this country will teach you to never start out like that, and whenever someone asks you that, your right-away cutting answer must be: whom would you like to talk to?. Whenever someone starts out like that (like demanding to know who’s it), shows how poor education they’ve got. Oh wait, but that same people that go out: who am I talking to... will like scream with a: who are you looking for! to whomever makes that question. Parents always say that, well you know when you’re a kid and you’re still learning society stuff (phone use), they tell you: remember that whomever asks you that, will not answer you if you ask them. I hate the 3rd world, people is so stupid on shit like this.
Well, my strategy is that I like say a name but all mixed up (like something really fast not even clear) and if that person identifies or I recognize them I’ll keep on going the call, or just say yes for whomever they ask.
Today it was this old lady (or so she heard like), wrong number anyway, and after I said: sjhalvrnclc (just to say something) she was like... hello, are you Mr Emilio Ramos, the cemetery sales man? Yeah I was like... oh yes hello how are you yada yada. Well I just made up a whole like 30 minute conversation answering this ladies’ questions. Btw she’ll be in my office tomorrow at 9! lol I always have fun when these chances come up. Have you ever done something like that? lol
Good thing is I discovered I’m quite a good graveyard seller!
So, what do you think of “private party calling”? In case you have your phone set like that, for what reason? (other than making yourself think you’re so important... )
I’m about to start a boycott on these calls . If I ain’t worth enough to know who’s calling me, then I think I ain’t missing much in that phone call. Plus, I will not always be able to answer the phone. If I miss a call I will glady call you back later. If I don’t have the phone number available and you don’t call again, it means it was something not important...
Oh one last thing, how you refer to this in English: blocked number, private number, private party? just wondering what the.. like... popular way to refer to it is?
Let me hear ya a.netters! & thx!