Grrr, I am so cross with myself and want to let off steam! I got home today to find a message on my answerphone from a mum looking for lessons for her daughter. I duly wrote down the number - the answerphone was a bit hissy and unclear, but I listened to it three times and was sure I had the number right. Then I deleted the answerphone message. Then tried to ring back, and of course 'this number is not recognised'.... Poooooooh!
I am so annoyed, I have been hoping for more new pupils recently, then one comes along and this happens! I can't even do 1471 because my mother-in-law rang inbetween. I couldn't catch their name on the answerphone either, so I can't try directory enquiries.
Do you think people are likely to try and ring again before they give up on you, or do they take your lack of a return call as an indication you don't want to teach them? I have only ever not rung someone back once before, because I was too busy, and they never rang again either. (I didn't mind that time because I was too busy to give them lessons too.) I just wonder what is more typical.
This has at least prompted me to buy a better answerphone!