New Yorkers, Do You Know What Time It Is?

Monday, 7 September 2009 at 8:48 am Pacific USA Time.

Once in a while, my business line rings at some weird hour. 4am. 5am. Last night, it was 4:50am. That's 4:50am the morning of Labour Day, when most businesses are closed.

It's not just morning calls. I have received calls at 9pm on weeknights and weekends. 8am on Sundays. Some truly weird times IF you think someone is there to answer the phone… and why call when you think there is nobody there.

Nearly every time someone calls me at a weird time, the area code on the caller ID is 212 or 718. New York metropolitan area. I get a few that are the NYC suburbs too. They had no concept of the time, or just figured they'd call a closed company. I prefer to call companies I know are open! Then I reach people!

My contact page even says what time it is where I am so you can consider whether or not you'd like my business to be open when you call. I'm giving you all the info I can. :)

And I know what you're thinking. You're thinking hey Deb, if you turned your phones off at night or didn't have a home office, this wouldn't matter. OK, maybe we can blame me for this, but I still think it's odd to call a company at 7am your time, especially when that's 4am for the company.

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