I know I complain too much but this is REALLY getting to me. My biggest peeve lately is that no one will return my calls! I know- life must be SOOO hard for poor Patty if that's her biggest complaint (note the sarcasm!) but honestly- doesn't it ever bother you when you really would like to talk to someone and they just will not call you back? Is anyone else having this problem?
This problem has led to speculation that maybe I'm some sort of totally unacceptable person to talk to. Why else would otherwise nice people not want to answer the phone when I call? Or make an efffort to dial 7 numbers and say "hi- I'm just returning your call."? Maybe they really don't like me. Here come all of my adolescent fears of not being accepted again. I can't really help it if they don't like me, though. Just like I can't just not call them because I'm afraid that might be true.
Maybe it's because I have that oh-so-intimidating title of RS President. I'd give that one more serious consideration if it weren't for the fact that people who know me literally LAUGH when they think of me being intimidating to anyone. If this is it, and I've left a message for you recently- please overlook the title and see the totally average, ordinary woman behind it!! I'm still me!
So should I just assume it's bad manners and think badly of these people who I otherwise hold in high regard? Nah. I'd prefer to think that they really are just so busy that they can't take 5 minutes to call me back. That way I can keep thinking that I'm an okay person (worth talking to, at least) and they're good people too, just not so good at making phone calls.