OT This afternoon I called someone I don't know. His phone message
suggested my leaving a message, or my emailing him (and he gave his
email address). The message I left said I would call him back in a
couple days and that it was nothing urgent. I didn't leave my
number, mostly because I'm in and out all day.
About a half hour later, he called me. I concluded and he
verified that he got my number from caller-id. How do you feel
about being called back the way he called me back?
I tend to feel he should just ignore the phone number. I know it's
probably going to be there, and when it's essential, I use *67 to
suppress it (though *
67 doesn't work with 800, 877, etc. numbers) but
I feel like I shouldn't have to do that all the time and others should
just act like the number isn't there, in the same way as if they
accidentally read a personal note someone has written or accidentally
see someone of the other sex undressed.
What do you think?
Does it matter that the guy I called is someone who works at a local
community organization? I had to talk to the receptionist at the
organization to find out who was in charge of a particular part of
what they do, and she connected me to his extension, where I got his