Telephone Call

by Teresa Brett
(Waynesboro Ms. USA)

I called my daughter in laws aunt that i met at Christmas whom i really liked a lot when she and her husband visited us. I wanted to stay in touch with them and called about noon time one day, which was three or four days ago. I got the answering machine and left a message thinking they may return my call. I have not heard back from them. Should I call them back or not?

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Mar 14, 2013
Chances NEW
by: Anonymous

Always give a person two chances, but not three.

Feb 29, 2012
How many times should I call someone who doesn't return my calls? NEW
by: mother in law

My D-I-L confronted me last April angry that I don't call her. I quit because she never returned my calls.
Immediately after, I called 2 or 3 times a week with no response. I see her occasionally (when she needs a babysitter). Since then, I callher every week or two but she rarely calls back (and then only if we have babysitting set up -- I guess just in case I am cancelling. Considering the family relationship, should I keep on keeping on?

Feb 02, 2012
Sage Mar's Advice NEW
by: MAR

I have been in this situation either way--the following works like a charm:
Wait another week (they might be on vacation), then call again and if the machine picks up leave the following message: 'Hi Peg, this is Jane -- remember we met at the wedding? Anyway, I enjoyed talking with you so much I am calling to KIT and to be sure that this is the correct telephone number for you. I just want to confirm that I am leaving this message for you and not someone else. Hope to hear from you soon. You can reach me at 867-5309' (repeat your tel.# and listen to your message to ensure it can be clearly understood.)
If the person is interested they will call you back, otherwise the obvious--be prepared for surprises--and let it slide if the outcome is not positive. Cheers.

May 08, 2010
Take the initiative and call again.
by: Eunice replies

Why not call back?

Sometimes messages get deleted by accident, maybe it wasn't working, or some people have been meaning to return the call but forgot.

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