Phone calls are rude. Intrusive. Awkward. “Thank you for noticing something that millions of people have failed to notice since the invention of the telephone until just now,” Judith Martin, a k a Miss Manners, said by way of opening our phone conversation. “I’ve been hammering away at this for decades. The telephone has a very rude propensity to interrupt people.”
After all, I might be eating, watching a particularly good program, deep into some good music or having carnal knowledge with a particularly obliging and none-too-choosy female - so unless it's critical, send me a text or an email, so I can choose when I reply.
Thank you for your cooperation.