Don’t be that person

I was at dinner with some friends the other day and one of their phones rang. He didn’t recognize the number but decided to answer it anyway. Ten minutes later he came back and apologized for taking the call and explained that it was someone he knows but that the person must have a new phone number because he had blocked his old number.

The problem wasn’t that this person is a bad person but rather that my friend knows that anytime this person calls, he needs a favor. He never calls to check in, he never calls to offer a favor. It’s only when this person needs something that he calls.

Don’t ever be that person. You don’t want to be known as the person who only calls when you need someone. You don’t want to be the person who is blocked either through technology or emotionally so that people don’t want to even answer the phone.

Remember, it’s not all about you, think of others first and if/when you really need something people will be willing to help.

Have a great day!