Thursday, May 29, 2008

Where's the dial tone?

Have you ever been in a face-to-face conversation with someone, and when you part ways, it sounds like you’ve been on the phone with them?

Me: Well, I need to get back to work. Thanks for your help on this.

Them: Hey, no problem.

Me: I’ll see you later.

Them: Okay, buh-bye.

At this point my brain expects to hear the click of a call hanging up. There have been times I’ve actually whispered “Click” to myself just to resolve it.

I think what it comes down to is the “buh-bye” at the end. In my experience, most people only say “buh-bye” when they’re on the phone, but rarely in person. It’s a customer service thing, I think.

I’m weird, I know.