Monday, April 4, 2016

Early Telephone Etiquette

Advantages to a residential phone listed in a 1905 advertisement, included the ability for one to call the doctor, call the police and call one's husband.

Early 20th C. Telephone Etiquette

Here’s a bit of telephone etiquette that is going the rounds: Some people haven’t sense enough to know that when they use a telephone and call up someone, good manners make it necessary for the one calling to introduce one’s self before engaging in conversation. Some ill-bred people have the vulgarity and impudence to try to compel the party called to give their name first. —Madera Mercury, 1905


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