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Don’t you dare phone me without texting first

Don’t you dare phone me without texting first
For some people, there is nothing more panic-inducing than an unannounced call. (Image: The Wall Street Journal)
The Wall Street Journal
By Katherine BindleyFor some people, there is nothing more delightful than the surprise ringing of a phone that signals someone is thinking about them. For others, there is nothing ruder, more intrusive or panic-inducing than an unannounced call. You are out of your mind – and possibly not in their life – if you’re not sending them a text first.Phone-call etiquette has never been more complicated. Family members, co-workers, spouses and friends can’t agree on whether it’s okay to call someone without first ale...

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