i like to screen my calls.
not so much. i have a lot of students who call for really ridiculous things. like: "teacher, it's raining, do i have to come to class?"
it's frustrating to say the least. but there's also this little phenomenon. i've not noticed it from my dominican students, but my asian students really just don't understand that if i don't answer the phone it means either a) i'm not home or b) i don't care how many times in a row you call, i'm not going to answer.
and if i do answer, after you've called 100 times, i'm not going to be really happy.
it's why i don't have a cell phone. i don't want that responsibility of having to answer wherever i am. and really, if it's important - leave a message!