Dear Miss Snark,
Last week, I sent out five queries, each including an SASE. In addition, each query listed my address, email address, and cell phone number. This weekend, my cell phone was stolen.
Now I'm wondering: is there even a remote chance that an agent would try to telephone me at this stage? I believe (or at least, I hope) that even in the case of positive replies, most agents would use the SASE or email. Is this the case, or merely wishful thinking on my part?
Nitwittish?? Unless you dangled your cell phone over a pack of snarling teens and cooed "come and get it honey pants", I don't blame you for this situation. First of course, your PHONE was stolen but not your number. Have you called your provider to have your number forwarded?
Second, don't worry. If Honeypants has your phone, and answers it (ah yes, enter the nitwit!) then any agent (who isn't so clue free as to be a menace) will know tis not you. Now, if your calls go unanswered, do they ring to voice mail? You can still access your voice mail.
Bottom line: I don't think I've called someone more than twice at this stage of the game and it was mostly cause they didn't have email. I always prefer email (and most of us do) cause there is a written record of what was asked/answered/said.