Why would I give you the time of day?

Dear Unknown Callers with Mystery Phone Numbers,

Other than many of the obvious benefits of the technology, a high RESPECT LEVEL advantage of new technology today is also the opportunity for people with cell phones is to say “No” by actions or words to people who do not respect … value our time.

With name and number call display technology, now we get to choose who we want to speak to on our telephone. We can now choose who we will allow to take up our time. We decide who will be in our life … or who will not.

Balance is now finally attainable, at least with regard to the phone and interruptions. Before cell phones, when the phone rang, the phone’s shrill echoed off our home’s walls and many people would scurry to discover who wanted to enter their world. That was before telemarketers turned many people away from their phones because of their unwanted interruptions day and night.

Messages left on answering machines were often welcome at the end of the day because we could choose when to respond or whom to, but even then, LAN lines and answering machines could not keep up with our needs with so many us unavailable during emergencies or even when our plans changed and we needed to know before we got home to check the answering machine.

LAN lines are still great tools, especially because of the vulnerability of cell phones to conditions that do not affect LAN lines, but having both is now questionable as necessary, especially when there is also Skype to communicate with by video online. Personally though, I enjoyed having a LAN line after years of just having a cell phone, though when I do have a LAN line again, the number will be private and used for private personal and business calls … but all incoming calls will still be routed through my cell phone because I now have, not only the technology that enables me to make that choice, but also a high enough RESPECT LEVEL to know I have the right to choose who I will let into my personal world through my phone.

So, unknown callers with no phone number revealed on call display, why would I give you the time of day if you will not give me the courtesy of knowing who you are before I allow you into my life? Revealing who you are on my phone enables me to manage my time effectively and respond accordingly to the demands on my time. Revealing who you are on my phone demonstrates your high RESPECT LEVEL for my time. And if you leave a message, rather than calling repeatedly showing unknown caller, no phone number and no message, I can reciprocate in kind by calling back … demonstrating a high RESPECT LEVEL for your time and effort to contact me.

However, if we have communicated directly, by talking or leaving messages on each other’s messaging system and one of us does not want to engage, then just stop calling and move on. Life is too short … time is far too precious and everyone is worthy of being treated respectfully … whether in person on the Internet … or on the phone.

June 10, 2014

Kaitlin A. Trepanier
http://www.kaitlinatrepanier.com

All rights reserved by KAITLIN ANN (TREPANIER)/Future DARK HORSES PRODUCTIONS … Entrepreneur, Creative Writer, Visual Artist, and The RESPECT Specialist, architect of the global initiative Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE … because every child … every person … should know, by their own experience, they are valued … RESPECTED.

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