On 04/16/2012 04:14 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
On 04/16/2012 04:07 PM, Jules Richardson wrote:
for his address and
phone number; he ignored me. He even refused my offer to send cash.
That does sound a bit fishy - if I'm selling something, I can't see a
good reason for withholding contact information.
I can. Phone calls are disruptive and a pain. Some people (like me!)
despise phone calls.
Oh, I do too. Worst gadget ever invented IMHO, the telephone; it lacks the
convenience of email and the visual cues that meeting someone face-to-face
provides. I just don't mind giving my number out on the offchance there
might be a reason that it ends up being the only way that someone can
contact me - although chances are very high that they'll just get my
voicemail and will have to wait for me to call them back :-)
(my cell phone's in the bottom of a closet in my office, where it has been
for more than four years; as you can probably guess, I don't miss it.)