.IM & Phone etiquette

I don’t know what the correct etiquette is, but when it come to me, if you want to IM me or put me on your list, I have to know who you are. Most of the IM’s that I get are from porn bots wanting me to goto their sites. Usually I just ignore and block them. One exception was Amy, who caught me on my web cam one day smelling my clothes. Once I realized that she wasn’t a bot and talking to her awhile, I added her on to my list. On the other hand, if you don’t let me know who you are, I will just go ahead and do a block/warn on you. The same goes with my cell phone. If you call my number, I have to be able to see your number. If it shows unlisted or private number, I won’t answer it at all. I don’t think that is rude, just common courtesy. I know lots of people have unlisted numbers to keep telemarketers away, but it’s easy to disable number block on a phone (*82 for SBC customers). Now, if I could just stop the spam txt messages on my phone. It’s only been a couple so far, but I don’t want it to get out of control. I guess it’s not going to be too big of an issue since I have free
incoming; it’s just more to an annoyance I guess.

[Listening to: We All Sleep Alone (Remix) – Cher – Believe (05:11)]