Tuesday, January 13, 2009


I realize that if I keep posting about things that irritate me (aka poor manners), I'll have a lot of blogging opportunities, and my friends on the web will truly be able to see how uptight I am. Does that slow me down? Nope, not a bit.

Tonight I shall reflect on time. Not being on time, I think I've made my feelings clear on that topic, although I might return to it at a later time. Tonight is all about appropriate times to call people. The magic hours are 9-9. And I might even reduce it further to 10-9 just to be safe. Say, if you are calling someone you don't know at all.

Why would you ever call someone you don't know very well outside of those hours? Lack of manners? Totally unaware of common courtesy? What is up with that?

Sure I have a list (admittedly a short list) of people that I know I can call at the crack of freaking dawn and it's ok 'cause not only are they up, but they are cheerful . . . well, mostly.

I also have a list of people I know I can call fairly late in the evening. My favorite, of course, is when I can't sleep at night and I think who can I possibly call to entertain me? I call my cousin in California, because, yes, even at midnight it is only 10 there, and I know he is still awake. (Well, on weekends, I wouldn't call him that late on a weeknight, just in case.)

It sets any hope of a future relationship with a person on shaky ground when their first move is to call my ass after 9pm. Sooooooo annoying.


  1. Right there with you! And don't forget the magic hour of 6-7 p.m. Many a dinnertime, my parents would forbid me from answering the phone because civilized people didn't call during dinner.

    Civilized people also don't eat in front of the TV, so I guess I'm a total heathen. But I'm so with you on the proper times to call!

  2. Thank you! I appreciate the support. See, the dinner time thing does stress me a little bit because everyone eats at different times ... bf's fam eat earlier, big sis's fam eat sooooo late I would starve long before food hit the table.

    If I didn't eat in front of the tv, I would be a lot skinnier!!