So it’s a Tuesday and it’s a holiday in Malaysia. Happy Deepavali to all my Indian friends and readers! For those who are not, Happy Holiday! Anyway, have you ever try observing how someone would actually answer their phone? I witnessed some people had developed a certain habit, either intentional or unintentional, when answering a phone call. Some habits are faint while some habits are so obvious that it could fully use Captain Obvious’s ability. One of them is my mom. I know there is a high chance of her reading this, so before I proceed, sorry for making fun of you but I still love you!
To be fair to my mom, I found a lot of ladies doing the same thing as my mom. And to be fair to all the ladies, I also changes my voice depending on the person at the other end of the line. For example, I would use a normal voice ( I guess this is common for everyone who is comfortable with the person at the end of the line) with my family members, Caroline and a few friends. As for my colleagues and boss, I would use a much polite tone. Not too drastic but just want to make sure my words are clear as some people felt that I am mumbling when I talk to them (my mom especially). As for all my good friends and also telemarketing people, I often uses “What the f*ck you want” tone.
And to end a call from a stranger immediately, sometimes I would vomit out some gibberish just to mess with their head a little. It works all the time. Especially those PRC call girls who kept asking me “Can you speak in Mandarin?” Seriously, how much more annoying they can get? Answering and talking on the phone, it is a form of art. Or some annoying habit that I would make fun of in my blog.
So what about you? Do you have a habit in answering a phone call? Or do you know anyone who actually did?