If you call in response to a text you can expect one of two things: either a phone call with a person who is frustrated by your lack of social skills or an ignored phone call and the awkward text conversation that will follow it. The Rule of Response: Always respond, unless you don’t want to be friends with that person anymore.

Yes, we are all busy people, and I know it’s sometimes hard to respond when you know it will probably end up as a full on text conversation, but you should always respond.

Everyone has been there; you text someone and then they immediately call you back after they get the text.

In many societies, we are taught to not be so friendly with strangers.

However, in Ghana, it is rude not to make contact with strangers.

The same guidelines for talking on a regular telephone also apply to cell phone users.

Below are some extra rules for talking on your cell phone.

When you call up a friend and someone in their family answers the phone, introduce yourself and say: "Hi, this is [insert your name here]. If the caller asks to be called back, make sure you ask for his or her phone number.

Back to top Sometimes, people talking on cell phones forget that they are around other people.

If it is not appropriate to be on your cell phone but you are expecting an important call, set the ringer on low or vibrate and politely excuse yourself when it rings.

Explain that it is an important call, and apologize.

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