Family and Children / Re: Two Phones, One Location (they're sitting next to each other!) and the FISH!« Last post by bloo on Today at 04:35:43 PM »
Isn't Dudley's number for his business? Unless what you had to discuss with him pertains to that business, why shouldn't you call him at the home number?
Agreed. Doesn't Dudley use the home phone for the 8 months his parents (is that right? They're his parents?) are *not* in residence? Or is his cell use exclusive?
Agreed. It also sounds like your asking for Dudley confused them so they thought you weren't their relative Lily but since other Lily.I think the weirdness comes in because you rang Petunia and immediately asked for Dudley - had you had the conversation with Petunia and THEN asked for Dudley I doubt anyone would have said anything
I was thinking that myself almost as soon as I hit the post button.
Guess I shouldn't have been so focused on what I needed to ask Dudley. ^_^
It does seem more polite to talk to the primary owner of the phone first and then anyone else who may be around.
To the bolded: I'm careful to do this when I'm calling someone's home. Maybe a few minutes chatting with Fred and Petunia before asking, in an offhand way, "Oh is Dudley available?"