Monday, May 18, 2009

Today's Question:

This will be a new blog addition for my loyal readers (all 4 of you). Once in a while I will pose a question. Please respond!

Today's Question:

Someone just called my office phone. I didn't feel like talking so I said,
"Kara is unavailable right now. Can I transfer you to her voicemail?"

And did so.

Is that wrong? It worked like a charm! I didn't have to talk to them!

6 comments:

Scorpicon said...

As long as you intend to eventually deal with the caller in the near future, I see nothing wrong with diverting the call to save your sanity/time.

Sara said...

I think your safer just letting it go to voicemail.. that is if you have caller ID. What if they recognize your voice?

Debra Fiterman said...

I still to this day tell telemarketers that they've reached the kids' line. So basically, my answer is that is AOK!

Randee said...

fabulous! i have done similar. especially for solicitation calls and the caller mispronounces my name. works like a charm.

Randee said...

ooops, i forgot to put if they mispronounce my name i tell them "there is no one here by that name". i am not lying. and, you WERE unavailable..you were doing other things (hopefully something fun on facebook). Ok, here is an older cousin (and a new cousin at that) corrupting you. don't tell my mom!

Katie said...

I just wouldn't have answered... I'm an advid avoid the phone person... listen to the voicemail (if they left one, if they didn't, the call wasn't important in the first place), and follow-up with an e-mail :)