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Telephone ethics.

"Hello, who is this?" or worse still, "Who are you?"

What do you do when you answer a call and the uncouth person at the other end asks who you are without exchanging any pleasA[degrees] antries or identifying herself/himself? I, for one, am tempted to unleash an earful with the choicest rude words. Telephone ethics seem to have flown out of the window. What is still more shocking is the fact that even telephone operA[degrees] ators and personnel manning switchboards don't seem to care. Or don't know better, I'm not sure. Either way, it blows my fuse. I have often wondered how something as basic as this can be overlooked. Is language a barrier and to be blamed for this total lack of telephone ethics? I don't know but I am sadA[degrees] dened by the way I hear some people talk on the phone .

And there is little I can do about this. Much worse, I can't respond in an equally or more rude manner.

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Publication:The Week (Muscat, Oman)
Date:Sep 29, 2016
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