Yeah, when calling waiting came out on landlines <shakes cane at all the younguns> all of a sudden everyone had to have it.
I knew a few people who really abused call waiting, leaving you on hold a long time.
Finally, I realized I could just hang up, especially if they were the ones who called me....funny, it was usually the people who would call me, then think it was ok to put me on hold while they talked to another friend.
So then I'd get a call back from the person, and they'd say "We got disconnected" (I say, no, I hung up)....or "You hung up!" (I'd say, yes, I did)
In the latter situation, I was amazed when the other person would then ask "why?"
It was the beginning of the end Joe, the beginning of the end.