Last week, I received a text message from a phone number I did not recognize, asking me, “Where RU?” I looked at the phone number and not having a clue who this person was, I politely asked, “Who is this?” This caller then sent me a text filled with profanities, followed by, “You know who this is. You gave me this number last night.” I knew whomever was on the other end, had the wrong number and again with as much politeness as I could muster, I texted, “Listen, I think you have the wrong phone number. I don’t know who you are looking for?"
A simple, "I'm sorry" or "My mistake" would have been appreciated, but I heard nothing back from the caller. Whether texting or calling could we please remember some effortless phone etiquette, people? Sheesh!
Getting off my soapbox now. . .