For a while I have noticed that Devraj, my colleague at work, has a strange habit. He never picks up his cell at the first ring. He always waits until at least the third ring to pick it up. One day I could not help but ask him.”I know it is none of my business, but I am just curious,” I said. “Why do you wait for two rings before you pick up your cell phone?”
“Oh, it is simple,” he said. “If you pick up the phone too quickly, it is going to be bad news. So I wait.”
It is hard to argue with such irrefutable logic. So you can imagine my surprise when one day he picked up the phone as soon as it rang. Once he was done, I had to ask.
“What happened to the whole don’t pick up the phone too quickly it will be bad news rule?”
“It was my wife.”
“If I don’t pick her call at the first ring, it would be worse then bad news.”