Originally Posted by Cindysphinx
"Switch" = "I'm not going to be able to play this ball, so you'll have to get it." It does not mean "Please don't be a noob and leave half the court open."
It is very annoying to me when partners do not say switch (or something) for lobs. It means I must read their minds, their body language, everything. Why can't they just say what they're going to do?
Your situation has the lobbee saying "switch" to their partner. I'm thinking of when the partner has crossed for the lob, (so I'm already moving to the other side), and I hear "switch". I think, "Can't you see I'm already headed there?" I'm sure they've been scarred by partners who just stand there and think, "We lost 'cause you became a ball-hog and got on my side of the court. After-all, they scored on "your side"."