I want to start a new movement. The movement would be to educate people on how to respond to an answering machine. Lesson one. Leave your name. Clearly. Then your phone number. Even if the person has caller id, it's nice to have a phone number. Then
, for Pete's sake tell why you are calling. Say what you were going to say if the human answered. That is what answering machines do. Absolutely do not just say."Call me back", and hang up. Leave the message as to what you want to discuss. For people who wear
many hats, it helps them know which hat is receiving the phone call. That seems like a very polite thing to do. The person wearing the hat may need to gather some information for the person making the call. That would really save time. And probably make them
return the call much quicker. I have to get a catchy name for this movement. Like Answer anonymous, or Four Step Call Back. FSCB. I belong to FSCB. How about you. I might make some membership cards.