Yesterday I received an attempted call via video chat … without prior notice or approval. It ticked me off! It actually irritated me so much I ignored the call.
Who thinks this is acceptable behavior?
I have never appreciated the concept of video calling someone without prior notice. I have often wondered why would persons do that? Placing a video call without prior expressed permission is rude and grounds for dismissal of friendship.
Video chat callers who do not share a certain intimate relationship (familial or conjugal) with the “callee” are disrespectful and I feel have a hidden agenda. What are they hoping to achieve? — see some unscheduled disarray, a make-up less face, where you live or how you live? I do not share an interest in the mundane aspects of others’ lives, nor do I understand it.
One thing is certain … your call will go unanswered!
More than likely I am sitting at home dressed or undressed in a manner unbecoming for the eyes of acquaintances, casual friends and strangers. My house may be messy and in need a tidy-up. I have no make-up and my hair is tousled or plain looks crazy. My sink could be full of dishes I don’t think you should see. I may not want to see you, I may not even like you … so just call on the regular line!
What do they seek?
I analogize it this way … calling on video chat without permission is akin to an act of voyeurism. If you do not have house keys and would not be invited in if you rang my door bell why do you imagine it would be okay to go peeking into my windows aka video chat?
Video calls without permission violates basic etiquette, violates you the individual, your privacy and your acquaintanceship. When you pick up the phone to reach out do not video dial me. I will not answer. If you are not a spouse, a significant other, my mother or very close family members — please do not call on video.
Your call will go un-answered.
Be safe, God bless!
Disclaimer: (I wrote this one day when I was a bit peeved), I do not like unscheduled video calls.