_ People like to complain about being ignored. I’m sure that all have heard someone whine “You never call me.” It’s always about them.
I have a simple response. I explain, as I would to a dim child, that the telephone works in two directions. One can make calls, as well as receive calls.
If someone wants to hear from me, before I get around to calling, then it is a simple matter of picking up the phone and calling. I will be happy to speak with anyone that makes the effort. Sometime, I might even make a call...
Of course, I have been known to use the above phrase (What’s a little hypocrisy between friends?), when wishing to harass my children. I do not expect to be called, but do like to make them feel guilty of neglect.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.