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i never do - no number, no answer
cos i assume i'm in trouble
Don't answer it if I can see the number but don't recognise it either.
This may be the best thing I have ever said
Its always a prick on the other end though.
No offence meant, space monkey.
I have never been phoned to say I've won a competition.
99% of the time its some survey from British Gas or something.
but generally, i don't ever answer it. even if i know who is calling
Never know what might be on the other end. If I answer and its shit, I hang up.
Don't really get why you wouldnt really.
Even when I'm off work sick, I'll answer it sounding all chirpy until I realise it's work checking I'm okay and I have to go back into fake ill mode and they don't really believe me any more.
you have to sound completely normal because that means it's really serious (not just a blocked nose or sore throat)
I find a good technique is to ring in as soon as you wake up. Then you've got that convincing morning croakiness which nobody in their right mind would dispute.
(Until they ring you later in the day on a private number everything is RUINED)
by heaving, then squeezing a wet flannel into the toilet so my mum could hear me.
I got a day off school for my efforts and mum was at work so I had the run of house.
This is the same mum that sent me to school with two broken arms, so I considered it a huge moral victory. I really hope she doesn't read this.
cause its always shit
instead I call them back a few minutes later once I have composed myself and am ready to talk to a person
and capable of hanging up if I dont want to talk to whoever it is