As distasteful as it might seem to spend the whole holiday working, it was a pleasure to get through the day and get so much work done and not once be interrupted by phone calls. The Boss didnít call, which is always a good thing. But the best part was that there were no calls from telemarketers, creditors or customers (happy or otherwise).
I get a dozen or more of these kinds of calls on a normal Monday, but not one today, not even from my old college alumni association, which has been trying to reach me for months but will not leave a message. I would probably give them my annual contribution if theyíd contact me by mail, but these calls at all hours, day after day, several times a day are wearing on me to the point where Iím inclined to stiff them this year.
Of course, I could answer the phone one of these times and be done with it all, but my back is up and thereís a principle at stake. I think Iíve forgotten what exactly that principle is, or why itís important, but backing down is out of the question. For some reason.