1. Not leaving a voice message when we return a phone call from someone we don’t know very well and don’t talk to very often. Sorry, this is just lame and should be beneath any person who is even mildly serious about his life and his interactions with other people.
2. Sending lame, weak text messages that suggest that the sender is really bored, while inviting the recipient to engage in a protracted, meaningless exchange or small talk, such as: “How is your day going?” or “What are you up to?” The only thing that’s more lame than sending these kinds of messages, is actually replying to them with anything other than “You are not serious, are you?”
3. Rushing to get the phone out of your coat/bag while it’s ringing when you are not expecting an urgent call, just to see who it is, while you are talking to someone in person. This is a clear sign of anxiety disorder that needs to be treated sooner than later.
If one of the three of the above habits apply to you, sorry – you are lame, or … at least your phone etiquette is.