JUST 'CAUSE IT RINGS DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO ANSWER IT
The cell phone that is. We've all grown so attached to it that we always have it at our side. So much so that the minute it chimes with a new text message, beeps with a new email, vibrates with a news alert, or rings with a caller, we instantly feel compelled to answer it. No matter where we are.
In a meeting. Driving the car. Eating dinner. Having a nice conversation with someone else. It's crazy and a bit rude at times.
Just 'cause it rings doesn't mean we have to drop what we are doing and answer it. It's good to be connected, but let's not get carried away. I am just as guilty as the next guy.
So my resolution is this: if I am doing something important, I'm going to let that ring wait. Rest assured, it won't wait long ... but I am going to let it wait while I finish up the important thing I am doing, especially when it's at a time when I am listening to someone else. They are just as important as the phone call coming in.
What's your experience? Jim.