Tuesday, January 29, 2008

We’re Beatrice

These things happen, when your home phone is also you business phone. An editor tells me that he finds it disconcerting that I answer the phone with “Hello,” rather than identifying myself straightaway. Even though he knows that I am the only adult male in my household, it always wrong-foots him. These things happen, when you’re a small businessman who also likes his privacy.

So I’m adopting the following as my standard telephone greeting:

Jack Feerick enterprises, part of the Jack Feerick family of companies, for all your Jack Feerick needs; this is Pedro speaking, how may I help you?

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