To anyone who has need to call me, ever:
As a general rule, unless I have reason to suspect an emergency, I don’t answer my phone while I’m in a conversation.
That’s what caller ID is for. And voicemail. I’ll call you back when I get a chance. And if you’re the caller, just know I’ll extend you the same courtesy when I’m in a conversation with you and somebody else calls. Socializing is difficult enough without constant technological interruptions.
Stop pretending to be surprised or making jokes that I never answer my phone. It’s usually deliberate, and for good reason.
That is all.