One of my coworkers burst out, "Why do some people even bother giving you their numbers?"
"What do you mean?"
"If they are just screening their calls and sending everything to voice mail, why bother?"
"Actually, that is what productivity experts recommend," I helpfully pointed out.
"Maybe for people who are having all the information demanded from them, but for me, trying to collect the information, I would spend all my time playing phone tag if I didn't take my call." I had to concede his point. "It's like dating," he concluded. "Someone is always playing games."