The Dropped Call Rules

December 8, 2011 at 2:00 am 3 comments

By Chad Upton | Editor

No matter which mobile phone carrier you use, you’ll eventually drop a call with somebody. Even if you don’t have a cellphone, you still have to deal with dropped calls when you’re talking with people who do.

Sometimes you both try to call each other at the same time and get each other’s voicemail. Other times, you try to call the other person and they’re still talking away, oblivious to the fact that the call was dropped.

Rule #1: Whoever initiated the call, initiates the call back after a dropped call.

To some, this rule is obvious. But, it needs to be stated to remove any confusion and prevent the double voicemail dilemma.

Rule #2: Whoever was listening when the call was dropped, remembers the last sentence the other person said.

This is less obvious, but since the listener is the only one who knows exactly when the call was dropped; they need to remember the last sentence or at least the topic — this may be the same person who needs to call the other person back.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. cole  |  December 10, 2011 at 12:29 am

    This just sounds douchey.

  • 2. Neil  |  December 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I love this! My latest thing is to avoid all mention of the dropped call completely… and then both people simply keep talking.

  • 3. Bekah  |  December 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Oh, this is funny!
    My best friend and I always complain that our cell phones just don’t like each other. We are always dropping calls. I talk to her everyday and everyday we lose each other at least once.


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