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?
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31-01-2016 18:52 #1
Fluff thread - What do you think about call waiting?
31-01-2016 19:00 #2
I find things like call waiting generally pretty outdated so it's not surprising our parents generation still clings to it.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.
31-01-2016 19:00 #3
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
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31-01-2016 19:16 #6Senior Member
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I dislike call waiting. I have voicemail. If it is important they will leave a message.
31-01-2016 19:18 #7
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