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Old 09-28-2017, 01:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How long do you 'hold' before hanging up?


Seriously?... I almost posted this on fakebook to get both sides,but I'm going to post it here first.

Let's say it's your wife/gf,auto mechanic or a family member you talk to once a month; How long do YOU sit 'on hold'? For me it's less than a minute. They can call me back if they want to and I'm not setting around,holding a phone to my ear for more than that, unless I'm being paid to do so.

Is that just me?
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If its a business I just have to wait. I have no control over that.

Personal calls - it's not something that Aussies of my generation seem to do - you either ignore the incoming call or tell whoever you're talking to that you'll call them back.

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Yeah im not a hold kinda guy either.
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If it's the cable company, I hold ~45 minutes.

Anyone else, not long at all.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I won`t hold long.We can always call each other back
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I can sit for a long time. If I called, then I can reap at least five minutes.
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If I call my son, I can give an hour if he does not pick up the phone.
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Old 12-18-2019, 08:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It depends on my mood, and how important it is. I had a cousin whose life was controlled by his phone. We'd be talking when he would get another call. He'd put me on hold. I'd hang up. We were talking over dinner with his wife. His phone rang. His wife asked him to let it go. He said, "But I have to get this call." She asked, "Why?" He said, "Because I have to see who it is." He was constantly distracted by anything and everything, not just the phone. His wife would call it multi-tasking. He thought she was complementing him on his special skill. He drove me nuts.
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