Butt Calls and But Calls
We’ve all experienced them with today’s technology.
You've either made them or received them. You know, somehow your smartphone magically dials a number and you end up calling someone accidentally, usually without even realizing it.
Don't you breathe a sigh of relief when you hear only their voice mail?!
Or you get a call, answer it, and you hear talking in the background, the radio, or other activity and no matter how much you yell HELLOOOO no one ever responds. The butt strikes again.
Oh, it might not have been your butt’s fault in actuality, but that’s who usually gets blamed. Even if you weren't sitting on your phone.
Most people seem to understand this, and accept it as part of the smartphone era. They know from personal experience.
The other "but" calls are more painful.
We’ve all had them. You know…
“We so enjoyed meeting you and you did a great job on your presentation BUT we have decided to list with someone else…” (and isn’t that always when you are sure you nailed the listing?)
“The sellers were very impressed with your offer and appreciate all the work you did BUT they have accepted another offer…”
The BUT calls go on and on. They are a reality of our world, in real estate and otherwise.
“But” is a pretty powerful word, usually with a negative connotation, and not one we like to hear. And perhaps it’s hard to deliver that “but” call too.
The butt calls happen on their own, and are certainly less painful, albeit a bit embarrassing.
There's even a No Butt Calls app!
What was your latest “but” or “butt” call?