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Our heads are in the cloud

Letters From the Home Front
Published on Jan 19, 2011

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"Hi! This is Kris Berg. I am away from the office right now, but please leave a message, and I will return your call as soon as possible!"

What a liar.

This chipper little voice mail greeting used to be relevant -- in 1975. Today, my callers are on to me. The Internet ruined everything.

I am so not away from the office. Ever. As (hubby) Steve and I were knee-deep in negotiations with a plumber at one of our listings, I saw the caller ID belonging to an agent we are working with on another transaction. I made the decision to let it ring to voice mail, lest the plumber think I am rude.