Is Leaving a Voicemail Rude?

A new book about 21st century etiquette says leaving someone a voicemail is now considered rude. The author argues that there’s, “no purpose for voicemails in the modern age.” Having to sit through a two-minute message is “super inefficient and inconvenient.” Spur-of-the-moment phone calls are also rude. Instead, she says to text first and ask the person if they want to talk on the phone. A few more rules are, don’t use periods at the end of texts and only use emojis in moderation.