Phone etiquette sets bad tone
At this point in the researching process, I have nothing left to do but wait on the jingle jangle that is due to bring good news. That or another addition to the Celebrations column. Sure I’ll work on other stories and talk to people who are more apt to pick up the phone. And I’ll complain, of course. I’ll even make visits to other interviewees who are more willing to talk. But when I return, I’ll click over to the Word document containing the story lacking comment and pretty much just be sad about my life because it isn’t complete. And I’ll stare at the phone and wait.