When is it appropriate to phone some one you don’t know? When is it appropriate to phone someone you do know?
I was always taught that before 8 am, unless you are phoning with Important News, it is rude. Likewise with after 8 pm. Now if you are a teenager and you need advice on what to wear the next day for pictures, obviously you can phone a good friend after 8 pm. If you need help with your unruly three year old, obviously before 8 am is ok to phone grandma. Say you’ve had a super bad day and need to let of some steam? Phoning your significant other after 8 pm is cool.
What if you see a used truck by the side of the road and you think you might like to learn more about it? Do you call the phone number stenciled on the window at 6:15 am? No, you do not. You restrain yourself until after 8 am. What if you see a listing for a truck on the internet? Do you phone three times after 8 pm? No, you do not. You jot the phone number down and and call after 8 am.
Do people not think? Is the prospect of a good deal on a truck so overwhelming to them that they can’t contain themselves to decent hours? Suffice it to say, if I’m calling your house between 8 pm and 8 am, I’m probably having a baby or maybe I want to know about that nifty car you have for sale.