The Chances of Connecting with Family and Friends
The phone rings in your home. You are busy on your computer wrapping up some work after work. Yes, you have taken your work home with you, and you are midway through solving a complex problem when the phone rings.
You do not want to go pick it up because, more than likely, it is someone that you do not care for at all. For instance, it is quite likely not your family or friend calling you but someone that is reaching out to you for money.
What should you do?
You still go to pick up the phone. Now, you are not racing to the phone to reach it with great gusto, rather, you go with a bit of anxiety and frustration not knowing who is at the other end of the phone.
But why would you go pick up the phone? The answer is simple: What if someone was calling you with something important on the off-chance? What if someone needed to reach out to you to bail them out or come pick them up from the hospital? You do not want to find yourself not present to heed the call.
You would rather be a reliable individual who does pick up their phone calls than someone who is not as reliable.
It would be great to find out who the person is and what they want beforehand but caller identification can only go so far.
In a few seconds you will find out if it is a loved one or a loathed one.
The Phone Revelation
The moment is here, you pick up the phone, and who is at the other end of the line? It’s not a friend, family, or acquaintance; it is someone who wants to sell you something. Most times, it may not even be a real human; it could be an automated voice or recording.
But the moment has passed, you’ve picked up the phone and taken your chances. Unfortunately, the odds were not in your favor, and you have interacted with a stranger trying to sell you a service or product.
The worst part of the situation may have been that you were pulled away from your precious work. The telemarketer compelled you away from work. It is the same job that pays your phone bills and the general environment that enables you to fall into these scenarios.
What You Can Do
The scenario is one that many of us must deal with over the course of our lives, but thankfully, things are getting better. Thanks to other technologies and services that are coming about, people can go ahead and find out who has called them.
Individuals can find themselves with more tools and options to know if it is that random cruise provider or another solicitor who you have become familiar with due to their phone number.
Spam calls, fake calls, and other nuisance calls are a real problem, but we are becoming smarter with various devices and online solutions that help to trace calls, understand originations, and have more peace of mind with information.