Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

22 Nov 2002, 1:04 a.m.

What is the first rule of phone messages?Give me a…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

What is the first rule of phone messages?

Give me a freaking phone number so I can call you back!

Update: This only applies if you've never given me your number before.