Sometimes we want to be ignored, and our phones do a great job at isolating us from the world. But is it appropriate to fake a phone call just to ignore someone, or should we approach that confrontation head on?
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I think it’s perfectly appropriate to fake a phone call when you’re walking past someone looking for donations on the street, since if I’m going to donate money it’s not going to be while I’m out for a walk. The problem is that those people tend to ignore or neglect that you’re on the phone, probably because they’re used to people faking it. But what about at your desk at work, or when you’re on a bad date, or some other situation? When do you feel it’s appropriate to fake a phone call in order to avoid people? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Also, if you want a full-on guide to phone call faking, check out the Unplggd post.
Tech Etiquette: Faking a Phone Call [Unplggd]