If you call customer service today, you might be on hold a little longer than usual: It’s Telephone Tuesday, the day of the year businesses supposedly get the most phone calls.
There’s always a big spike after Labor Day weekend, because every where’s open again. And it’s the unofficial start of fall, so people start planning for the holidays.
Here are a few phone-related questions to help celebrate.
1. Excluding your own, how many phone numbers do you currently have memorized?
A new poll asked 7,000 Americans, and almost no one knows more than five or six anymore. 9% said zero, 48% said between one and three, 23% said four to six, and only 8% know more than ten.
2. People were also asked to name the top features the perfect phone would have. And the #1 answer was caller ID for EVERY number, even businesses and random numbers you don’t recognize.
A few more that made the top ten include an uncrackable screen, a “drunk text filter,” and a feature that locks social media if you’ve been on it too long.