It, sadly, seems that I may not be the Queen Of Cell Phone Etiquette that I proclaimed myself to be when I first addressed this issue in a post several years ago. If I were the true queen my
edict suggestion would surely have been more universally accepted. Well, as we queens say "never give up" so I want to make my suggestion one more time.
There's a lot of talk about cell phone etiquette, but there is an issue that I never hear discussed and I think it needs to be addressed. When you are talking to someone and one or both of you are on a cell phone it is not unusual to be talking, talking, talking and suddenly realize that no one is listening. The call has dropped.
Here's what usually happens with me when a call is dropped. I realize I'm talking to no one, so I immediately call back the person I was talking to. The call goes right to their voice mail because, of course, they are trying to call me back, getting my voice mail because I am trying to call them back. I think, oh, he/she is calling me back, so I wait a minute for the phone to ring. He/she thinks, oh, she is trying to call me back, and they wait a minute for the phone to ring. When the phone doesn't ring within a few moments, I think, oh, he/she is waiting for me to call back, so I call and he/she........well, you get the picture.
I'm suggesting an easy solution that will save us all a lot of time if only you will accept me as the Queen of Cell Phone Etiquette and follow this rule: The person who placed the original call is ALWAYS the one to call back. Simple. Easy. Problem solved.
I guess if I were the real queen I would be able to come up with an edict for that guy standing next to you in line at Starbucks loudly describing his "conquest" from the night before.