How to annoy Generation Y - just call them (comic)
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 26, 2012, 9:29 AM
phone, with all the obligatory and time-consuming pleasantries and social norms that have to be followed when you call someone.The so-called Generation Y, also called the Millenials, is now heavily into communicating by social media and other digital forms, rather than meeting or even talking on the
The comic below, "How to annoy a Millenial", sums up this growing trend pretty nicely, and the carriers have picked up on it to the extent that now voice and text are often unlimited, raking in the dough through rationing mobile data plans.
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I'm pretty sure lengthy voicemails are annoying to everyone.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 9:38 AM 3
The greeting message on my voicemail: "Hi, you've reached ME! And chances are, I'm not busy. I'm just ignoring your phone call because I'd rather you send me a text message. So hang up the phone, open your inbox, and send me a text. Or leave me a voicemail and I'm sure I'll check it eventually..." Problem is, people call me just to have their friends listen to it. And my mom still leaves me voicemails saying, "Call me..." when she could have texted that in the first place...
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 10:17 AM 5
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Mine is "You've reached Nicholas, sorry I missed your call. I do not check my voicemail. If you're calling from a mobile device your best bet is to text or email me. Thank you." I hate checking my voicemail, but I usually always answer my phone so it doesn't matter.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 10:29 AM 1
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Usted to leave fancy messages on mine, until I got bored of it.... My new idea is to make my default message simple then answer my phone the same way, people will actually think is your voicemail and be anoyed , Lol. mom learned to text (and send emoticons witch creeps me out)
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 11:23 AM 1
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I've trained my rents. They still call all the damn time and get the voicemail 99% of the time. When they get bored with being ignored I get texts, email, and facebook lines. I used like 6 minutes last month and 3k texts lol.
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 11:34 AM 1
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I hate it when I leave a voice mail message saying why I called and then later get a call back from that person asking what I what? Like, didn't you check the voice mail?
posted on Nov 26, 2012, 3:19 PM 0
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