Mar 23, 2010

"Hello?"

Do you ever find it odd that MOST of us when receiving a phone call on the cell say "Hello?" Now, you're thinking, yes this is what you are suppose to do.  But when we pick up our cell phone, 99% of the time, we know who is calling because of this beautiful thing called "caller id."  So, why do we say "Hello?" when in instance, if it's your friend Tiffany calling, you dont' say "Hey Tiff!" 

I find myself doing this all the time.  Even when the hubs calls me, I say "Hello?" in that 'who is this person calling me' tone, even though I know who it is. 

Seriously, why do we do it?  Do you?


4 comments:

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

I do! I like to change it up!

Dana said...

I still say hello

Linda said...

I usually address the person who's calling since I know who it is (caller id). I only do "Hello?" when there's no ID. But it surprises so many people that I already know who it is. I don't know why...

Nicole R.J. said...

Oh it's so true! I love caller id, and don't generally do the "who is calling me?" hello... but it drives me bonkers when I call someone whom I know does have it and they do the 'hello?'