“I’ll get right back to you on that.”
That could mean: You’ll get a call back in a few minutes, hours, days or never.
“I’ll call you at 11 a. m..”
That one is already over a day late. The person was supposed to call yesterday morning. She called in the evening when we were out. Then she missed the morning call time again. Since it’s about an event on Sunday, the person better make that call soon.
I hate waiting for people to get back to me. Phone calls are the worse. Remember back in the day when phones were mounted on the wall or sat on a desk? Those days never left where I live. There’s no cell phone service here, so I’m stuck waiting by the land line.
Have people gotten used to everyone always being available at any time on their cell? That’s my guess. They can’t imagine that someone has to actually wait by a land line.
Most of the time I’m very happy to not be tethered to a communication device 24/7. This is one of those rare times when I wish I could be reached by cell phone. It’s the first nice day in a while when I could be on the sailboat.
*We said the heck with it and went sailing anyway. Thats what answering machines are for.