Friday, January 21, 2011

Hard to Say Good-bye

So I'm on the phone at work today, and as we're finishing up our conversation, before I get a chance to say good-bye, the guy on the other end hangs up. At least I guess that's what happened. Doesn't say good-bye just hangs up. Doesn't tell me he's hanging up or anything. Just no more talking.

Hello? Hello? Are you there? Did I loose you? Silence. I guess he hung up.

So how freaking annoying is that? Who doesn't say good-bye when they're done talking on the phone? Now I don't know about you, but I need that closure. I need to know our conversation is over. I don't want to go around the rest of the day wondering if I should call you back because we got cut off, or that maybe you're mad and you hung up on me? I need you to say good-bye.

Not to mention I didn't get to say my good-bye. I need to say good-bye. I need you to know that I'm done. I need to know that we ended the conversation on good terms. I don't want there to be any tension later because we both didn't know if the conversation was finished? That's just the way you end a conversation on the phone, right?

That's like picking up the phone when someone calls and not saying hello. Just breathing into the receiver. You don't do that right, (unless your a creeper). You don't just pick it up and wait for the other person to speak before you say anything do you? No, you pick up the phone and say hello. See the hello signifies the conversation is ready to start, and the good-bye represents the end. Now we are done, Good-bye. Right?

So who's with me on this one? Are you someone who just hangs up and doesn't say good-bye. Does it bother you if the person on the other end doesn't say Good-bye? Let me know, I'd love to hear from you.


1 comment:

  1. i say good-bye. it really irks me, too, when i say good-bye and the person just hangs up.