Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I Hear You Knocking

We joined the 20 century inadvertently when switching telephone providers left us with Caller ID.
Caller ID - how did I survive 40 years on the planet without this device? To think I used to wait for the answering machine to pick up before deciding whether or not to talk to the person on the other end of the line. Now I can choose to ignore spammers (and Ken's running buddies) mid ring. I love that I can see who's calling even when they don't leave a message.
Everyday the American Cancer Society calls.
They never leave a message.
Ken says that it's a machine dialing the number and I have to pick up or they'll just keep calling.
I think it's a test of endurance, and battle of wills; and as long as I refuse to pick up - I'm winning.

song: I Hear Your Knocking • artist: Dave Edmunds

2 comments:

KellyB - Medford said...

What is it with the ACS calling, my caller id has it on there every day as well. in fact I went to pick it up on the 3rd ring this past Saturday morning before the machine would get it and they weren't there. Ugh, I don't think I'll ever get them to stop calling.

also you may have this to, you can assign different ringtones to phone numbers, so you can just get up when you hear that special ringtone. ;-)

Joanne said...

Hi Kelly,
You're funny! I just got caller ID, as if I could figure out how to change my ring tones!
Hope things are well with you and your family.