Sunday, March 20, 2011

"How dare you assume I want to parlez-vous with you?!"

Don’t Call Me, I Won’t Call You - NYTimes.com


Image from "Telephone Thing" by The Fall.


“I remember when I was growing up, the rule was, ‘Don’t call anyone after 10 p.m.,’” Mr. Adler said. “Now the rule is, ‘Don’t call anyone. Ever.’” 
Phone calls are rude. Intrusive. Awkward. “Thank you for noticing something that millions of people have failed to notice since the invention of the telephone until just now,” Judith Martin, a k a Miss Manners, said by way of opening our phone conversation. “I’ve been hammering away at this for decades. The telephone has a very rude propensity to interrupt people.”

2 comments:

  1. I'm addicted to texting.....

    :)

    Nice to meet you, btw!!

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  2. Thanks for dropping a comment. See, if this had been the telephone ringing, I would've hit the ignore key, but dropping a comment on someone's blog, it just seems so much more civilized.

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