- How To Handle Them
Time Management Guide Part 4
Killers - How To Handle 1 to 3
The funny thing about telephone calls is that these instruments
are indeed great time savers. In fact the amount of time that people
get to save thanks to telephones is stupendous. The problem arises
when telephones are not used properly.
people do not understand and even if they do they forget that telephones
are not to be used for lengthy conversations.
one thing, another person may be trying to reach you and there is
nothing as exasperating as trying to reach a person over the telephone
and being confronted with a busy tone.
So the first thing about a telephone conversation is that it should
Then again, many people do not know how to use a telephone properly.
Instead of immediately identifying themselves and asking directly
for the person they want, some people go on playing a lot of “who
is speaking” games once they make a call or answer the telephone.
Now coming to mobile phones there is a lot to be said and done.
What should be done is turn off your cell phone when you are having
a conversation or a discussion with more than one person.
soon as you get a call, you may ask the people you were talking
to, to excuse you. Too many however leave other persons waiting
while they chuckle and giggle over the phone.
we tend to give more importance to the caller than to the person
we were having the discussion with.
Again the same rule applies here. Be brief. A mobile phone is to
be used to get an important message across to a person who you were
not able to reach on the land line.
The next point is about those chatter boxes. Haven’t we all met
them? They simply love the sound of their own voices and once they
open their mouths, there is no stopping them.
They are the very embodiment of the term "Time Killer". They waste
not only your time but their time as well.
If you don't feel easy avoiding them or diverting their calls make
it plain you have an appointment or other pressing activity and
say up front, "Sorry, I am in a real rush today, I've only
got two minutes." Then enforce it!
Traffic Jams/Finding Parking Places
Traffic jams and finding parking spaces. Any one who has lived in
the city for at least a day will know what I am talking about. There
is no getting past a traffic jam at the rush hour.
someone tell me why it's called the rush hour when that is the time
when the traffic is the slowest?
The only thing you can do is anticipate the traffic jam and leave
your home a half hour or one hour early. But that does not really
keep the time killer at bay. It just helps you to avoid being late.
In this respect you have two options.
you could find something constructive to do while you wait for the
traffic to move along or the traffic light to change or take the
subway and walk the rest of the way.
can get along a lot faster on your feet and it is a lot better for
your health as well. By doing so, you can also get rid of the headache
of finding a parking space.