Had a guy who would call me up and talk my ear off about computers, video cards, best ram, wanted my advice... trained him on what to look for, troubleshooting... You name it... at least an hour at a time!
THEN... He would invariably call me back wanting help with the parts he bought based on the advice of the "fireman", the "coworker"... ect... finally I started telling him "well why are you asking me? hit the guy up who gave you the 'great info' or call tech support for your parts"...
Now - I have been in the PC game for 30+ years now... and I finally cut him loose a couple years ago... There was a period of 6 months when he would call and leave messages "just have a quick question for you..." followed by about 3 months of calling and no messages.
GET THE TIME SUCKING LEACHES OUTTA YER LIFE... AND life will be better!
If I run into him some time I'll just say "Hey, I was really busy... Good to see ya, got to go!"
Cut em loose, and be freeeee!!!
Give them a call. They'll appreciate it and you can easily say I just have 10 minutes, but I thought I'd check how you were doing.I have a relative that calls me constantly. If I do not answer, they will just call 2 or 3 more times. When I take the call, they just want to ramble forever because they're bored. It gets to where I am sitting there just going "yup, uh huh" for a good 30 minutes sometimes. How do you deal with this? Should I just stop taking the calls? Sometimes I have wanted to get to where I just say "I don't have time for this, I have stuff to do." It feels like sometimes this person will try to invite themselves over. I keep saying that I can't eat fast food 2 or 3 times per week, and when I'm not working sometimes I just want to be by myself. Is that being rude? Should I just stop taking these calls?
^^^ THIS ^^^I’ve been known to feign “another call.”
Sounds like my neighbor! She will do what she can to help in nearly any situation. If you don't answer your phone she will drive over to the house to check up on you.:agree:
I work with a really great lady who’d give the shirt off her back to help a friend, but damn she talks a lot. She’ll stop you in a hallway or peak in your office for a “quick moment” to tell you about work related stuff that has NOTHING to do with your job. To make matters worse, she repeats herself 3 or 4 times telling you the same sh!t that you just don’t need to know over and over. Most people at work quickly walk the other way or duck around a corner if we hear her coming. Talking with her is often the 8th level of hell.
I know the feeling, But it think listening to these people is important as they may be going through something personal and all the rambling could be due to the fact that they want to share their burden with someone.My mother-in-law (94 yrs. old) expects to hear from my wife daily. We have a special ring tone for her so my wife knows its her.
She will not allow you to hang up. It takes my wife saying "Goodbye Mom" 9 or 10 times to get her to hang up. Just rambling conversations about nothing.