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2013/01/12
3:25pm
pat
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when i answer the phone and they ask for me should i respond this is she OR this is her?

2013/01/12
5:39pm
Robert
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This is she, if you want to sound like most people. Nice extra bonus: it is also ‘proper English.’

2013/01/13
4:32am
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I use “That’s me.” I find it more conversational.

2013/01/13
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Same here. I usually just respond with “Speaking.” Quick and to the point.

 

2013/01/13
10:03am
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I do the same as Heimhenge.

2013/01/13
10:56am
Robert
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There might be male female difference here. A woman will tend to say more than a couple words at a time.

2013/01/13
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Could be … but Jackie just responded using 7 less words than I did.   :)

 

2013/01/13
2:43pm
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Many times, when I get a call like that, it’s coming from someone using a list. Since I tend to use my initials rather than my given name, such a caller will ask for me by my last name.

I’ve been either blessed or cursed (depending on the need of the moment) with a name that most people mispronounce, I’ll take the opportunity to correct them. “May I please speak with Mr Dranny?” “This is Mr Draney.” That’s a little more polite than “It’s pronounced Draney, you telemarketing imbecile!”; they can note the correct pronunciation and adjust it going forward.

It also affords me the opportunity to blow off some callers altogether: “Dranny? Nobody here by that name.”

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