Wednesday, April 05, 2006Personal Service Announcement
So, like, I turned on my mobile phone tonight and found at least two messages that were a month old. I feel terrible -- these people must've thought I just didn't give a shit. But that couldn't be further from the truth! I do! I give many shits! Had I gotten their messages, I'd have called right back, I swear to god. You have to believe me.
Obviously, this means the problem lies with me. (Smithers is laughing sardonically at this one, having been around this block once or twice.)
The truth is, calling my mobile is probably the worst possible way to try to get a hold of me. Whereas I check my email at minimum four times a day, I check my mobile voicemail maybe every other month. I admit that I'm twitchy about phones -- I tend to use them only as a last resort when all my email options have been exhausted. People who've known me for a while will inevitably notice that while I frequently email, I almost never call. I'm not proud of it, and I'm not suggesting that this is a wise use of my resources. I'm just saying, it is what it is, and it's unlikely to change in the near future, so if anybody really needs to get my attention, the email is definitely the best way to go.
And if you're one of the people who left me a message ages and ages ago, please forgive me -- I love you, and I'd never just ignore you like that. You know that, right? |