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  •  We had a civilized discussion in the doctors (2+ / 0-)
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    milton333, Loquatrix

    lounge over this the other day, believe it or not. I usually keep my liberal views to myself. However the discussion centered around using caller ID to screen calls. Uniformly we all agreed that we never answer a call from a number or name we do not recognize. Land line caller ID tends to give better information (whenever I write or utter that word, I think of the TeeVee show "The Prisoner") and my cellphone recognizes all my contacts. I do not answer random phone calls from the ether (yes, the ether).

    The pollsters better find a better way of reaching the potential electorate. I do not run to answer every phone call. Family and friends take precedent. If a pollster wants my opinion, please leave a message, or better yet. leave me an email.

    "Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen!" oder "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"

    by drpmeade on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 10:44:47 AM PST

    •  This is also a generational issue (2+ / 0-)
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      drpmeade, pdx kirk

      that will become increasingly relevant as the population ages.  My elderly mom was incredulous when we didn't answer a ringing phone during dinner.  We were eating dinner, didn't want to talk on the phone.  She's from an era that remembers the miracle of having a phone (let alone a dedicated line) in every house.  Sacrilege not to answer the phone, it's up there with "please" and "thank you."  We're the generation of endless marketing and collection calls, we don't view phones as a wondrous lifeline the same way.  I just see phone-based polling as similar to the Polaroid, just not set up to last for the long-term.

      Thought is only a flash in the middle of a long night, but the flash that means everything - Henri Poincaré

      by milton333 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 11:02:25 AM PST

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        Some of our friends have the same attitude. They display their "sprigbutts" to answer every phone call even when at their house during a sitdown dinner with serveral guests. Then the husband usually passes the phone off to his wife with "its for you".

        Thank Odin for caller ID.

        "Jeder nach seinen Fähigkeiten, jedem nach seinen Bedürfnissen!" oder "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need"

        by drpmeade on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 11:10:53 AM PST

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