On changing names - about as OT as you can get

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 13 00:52:50 EST 2003

--- Sally Odgers <sodgers at tassie.net.au> wrote:
> On calling someone one doesn't know... that usually
> happens when I *do* know
> (say) Andrew Smith or Jane Jones, and when I call
> them back on a number I
> have, a woman/man answers. Is it - a spouse? A
> friend? Sister/brother?
> What I do is say; Hello, this is Sally Odgers. Is
> Andrew/Jane there? which
> my husband says sounds abrupt and a bit rude, as if
> I'm "using the other
> person like an answer machine".
> Oh well...

Good on you! I wish everyone did that. I often don't
recognise my wife/partner?SO's friends voices on the
phone but hate/feel mega embarressed asking someone I
know quite well who it is.


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