+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7,377
    Thanks
    2,575
    Thanked
    3,785
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Fluff thread - What do you think about call waiting?

    So it drives me absolutely mad that I'll be on the phone to my mum in the middle of a story and she says "oh hang on, I have call waiting" and she attends to the call and says (I know this because she does it to me) "hi, can I call you back, I'm just on the phone to X". I find it soooooo rude, but I'm not sure if that's just me and everyone else leaves the current call to attend to the next one? Maybe it's an age thing, she has been using a phone for a lot longer than answering machines / voicemail and even caller ID were around so wouldn't have known who called if she didn't answer that call. I'm not going to refuse to speak to her on the phone or anything but just wondering if anyone else finds it really rude?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,869
    Thanks
    4,776
    Thanked
    4,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I find things like call waiting generally pretty outdated so it's not surprising our parents generation still clings to it.

    in the days of mobiles and caller ID and voicemail, it seems a pretty redundant thing to still be using.

    just to clarify, so you find it rude she interrupts your convo to take the other call? but she comes back to you right?

    I'd prob be a bit offended if I was in the middle of a d&m and my mum took a call waiting call, but if we were just chatting I'd prob not let it bother me.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    6,649
    Thanks
    99
    Thanked
    862
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    If im talking to someone and i get a call on call waiting i do glance to see who it is. If its daycare, school or DH i will answer to check if its urgent then return to original call.

    I hope im not perceived as being rude

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7,377
    Thanks
    2,575
    Thanked
    3,785
    Reviews
    7
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    just to clarify, so you find it rude she interrupts your convo to take the other call? but she comes back to you right?
    Yeah that's right, she comes back to me but I do find it rude. Or maybe just poor etiquette, I'm not hugely pi$$ed off or anything, I just feel a bit like when you're talking to someone and they start texting someone else or playing on their phone, like the other person / thing is more important than you.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,067
    Thanks
    1,934
    Thanked
    1,500
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by RmumR View Post
    If im talking to someone and i get a call on call waiting i do glance to see who it is. If its daycare, school or DH i will answer to check if its urgent then return to original call.

    I hope im not perceived as being rude
    ^^^ this. Otherwise I decline the incoming call and call them back later. I can't remember the last time I was on the phone and someone put me on hold to take call waiting!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    3,965
    Thanks
    706
    Thanked
    2,303
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I dislike call waiting. I have voicemail. If it is important they will leave a message.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Posts
    6,869
    Thanks
    4,776
    Thanked
    4,210
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    Yeah that's right, she comes back to me but I do find it rude. Or maybe just poor etiquette, I'm not hugely pi$$ed off or anything, I just feel a bit like when you're talking to someone and they start texting someone else or playing on their phone, like the other person / thing is more important than you.
    yeah I tend to agree. but then I and my family all have a tendency to do this anyway.

    dh won't even answer urgent questions of mine when he's on the phone to someone else. I find it soooo frustrating lol


 

Similar Threads

  1. Fluff de fluff chat thread
    By LoveLivesHere in forum General Chat
    Replies: 101
    Last Post: 15-01-2016, 20:21
  2. Fluffity, fluff, fluff thread
    By LoveLivesHere in forum General Chat
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-10-2015, 15:16
  3. *FLUFF* What do you call this?
    By Phony in forum General Chat
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 07-08-2015, 11:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Ro&Co
Share magical moments this Christmas with this gorgeous gingerbread house. Exclusively available in Brisbane, with FREE delivery in Brisbane Metro areas. Each Christmas Centrepiece is unique and made to order, from $240.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Impressionable Kids
Impressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet sculptures. With franchise locations throughout Australia you can be assured you will receive a quality handmade product with a lifetime warranty on all frames.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!