Just had another call from an entity that I think a lot of, so I feel bad to even write this blog.
In my defence, the call came in at 2:25 pm in the middle of my work afternoon while I'm concentrating on several escrows and new listings. Yes, business is good but it also brings with it a lot of responsibility.
Yes, it was my fault for even answering the phone if I don't want to talk to anyone. However, I do need to take calls from my clients and prospective clients, my vendors, and agents "from the other side". We have a lot going on.
But I picked the phone up in good faith. There is no way to know which it will be.
So when a nice gentleman tells me who he is from and is ready for a nice chat about his company, I'm not ready!
I feel blindsided.
I want to be nice but...
So I say, "please don't call me until the fall, that's when I'm thinking about my advertising strategy."
And he says, "but I'm not selling advertising."
Next thing I know, I'm saying "so why are you calling me if you are not selling me anything."
See how our mindset has been twisted?
Even now, thinking about it, why was he calling me? Should I call and apologize and tell him "give me your spiel"?
Am I even sure he wasn't selling me anything when he really was?
Why am I even writing this blog? I should be getting back to my listings and escrows.
But that's how these telephone calls affect me.
So please don't "cold call" me in the middle of my day to just chat.