If you call someone shouldn’t it be common sense that if during your conversation another call tries to come through you ignore it, and let it go to voice mail ?
At least this is how I feel it should always be.
It’s simply showing common courtesy and respect to the one that you had called.
So what someone else is trying to call !
Isn’t that what Voice Mail is for ?
I thought this was the entire reason Voice Mail was invented, so if you’re busy someone can leave a message, and you’ll call them back when you’re free.
I don’t feel it was ever meant as only a ” signal ” to stop what you’re doing, and tell the one you had called… ” Oh sorry, I’ve got another call coming in that’s far more important than you, Bye ! “
Technology has made life easier for us, that’s true. Yet I think it’s also given us an excuse to forget the simple things like manners.
We shouldn’t allow technology to take away our humanity.
Don’t be rude, and inconsiderate to the person you called by taking a call that’s coming in during your conversation. That tells them in no uncertain terms that they’re not important enough to you to call back the Other person.
Remember that you called that First person for a good reason, and show them that you do truly care.
There is only one exception to this, and that would be if the number that shows on the caller id is one that would only be calling in case of an emergency.
Of course if there is a real chance that the incoming call may be an emergency, then by all means tell the person you’re called that you must pick up that new call.
Any other situation though should be allowed to go to Voice Mail.
Remember that everyone has feelings.
Do you really want to hurt the feelings of the person you supposedly care for ?
You must care for that person, since you took the time to call them.
Show them that you truly care by showing them that their call is important to you.