Meredith (fleckerbug) wrote in thequestionclub,
Meredith
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Most people nowadays have caller I.D. I don't think you can even get a cell phone without it anymore.


Do you prefer that people answer the phone with the traditional questioning "Hello?" or does that seem weird to you? Does it bother you when they answer the phone with a "Hey (insert name!"? Do you feel insulted when a close friend or family member answers like they don't know it's you?




Was just thinking about this because I find myself doing both, even with the same person, and I wonder if it bothers people either way. I've always had very good phone manners, but caller ID just changes the game. My mom does the same thing when I call; even though I am the only person in the 510 area code that would ever call her, half the time she answers like she doesn't know it's me. I don't really care either way, but the familiarity vs. the general greeting sometimes throws me.
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