Don’t Just Drop By

I realize this may be a bit harsh, but it is really annoying when people just drop by when it is not an emergency. People who I don’t really know. At all. You should always call before you come by. If you get the answering machine – guess what? Don’t come.

I rarely meet anyone who thinks along the same wavelength as I do on this… but I consider it to be proper manners, if nothing else.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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Stephan Segraves

about 16 years ago

But what if it's a cute girl??

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Patrick

about 16 years ago

Well, that is an interesting circumstance... but, why can't cute girls be polite? :)

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chrispian

about 16 years ago

lol. I agree with Patrick. Don't even call though, ask me via email and we'll set up an appointmet. This will give me longer to think of a way out of it!

And, if it is a cute girl, I especially need advance warning so I can send my wife away ;)

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