Post # 1
In another thread, a bee’s friend wanted to answer her bf’s phone for fun, when they were out and she was drunk. She asked, he said no. A number of bees responded along the lines that this was very inappropriate of her.
So I’ve put a poll. Remember, this is at a time when you’re out having fun (not work hours) and someone very close to you (partner, best friend, sister etc). I’m also assuming the person will not then start looking through the phone – I mean just answering a call for fun.
I guess I’m of an age where people used each other’ land line phones (with permission) so I don’t see the big deal.
Post # 2
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I don’t think it’s a big deal. I also don’t get how answering someone else’s phone can be fun, but when you’re caught up and can’t reach your phone there’s nothing wrong with someone else answering it “Hello, MissBettsy’s phone”
Post # 3
I actually find it annoying when someone else answers. Usually when I’m calling someone it’s for a purpose and I’m not at all into talking to their drunk friends (Maybe I’m just getting old haha) My family is really into phone etiquette, so I’m sure my perspective doesn’t reflect the majority!!
Post # 4
I’m just not sure why it would be fun… I mean I get asking when you are drunk, you’re drunk so everything seems funny, but I can get the phone owner (and probably the person calling) not really seeing the humour in it if they are sober. Anyway, no it would not bother me in general if my husband or best friend answered my phone (they do it when I am driving anyway).
Post # 5
I guess I’m of an age where people used each other’ land line phones (with permission) so I don’t see the big deal.That’s the key- they had permission. No one would ever have come into your house without permisison and answered your phone (without permission). Just because we now carry our phones on our person, it doesn’t make it appropriate for anyone to answer our phone.This is especially true for the drunk friend that you’ve only known for about a month. What if it was your boss or someone equally important in your life who was phoning you? They would be less than impressed.
Post # 6
I think it was nice of her to ask, though the owner has the option to say yes or no. I answer phones for friends- like if I am with a friend and she has her hands full with a baby and asks me to grab it. I always answer it saying “Hello, Aussiemum’s phone!” Also, if FI is driving and he gets a phone call, then I will answer the phone.
Post # 7
It’s not rude to me, and it’s not fun. It seems kind of childish and pointless, though, and I’d probably side-eye anyone who asked to answer my phone. It’s just weird and I’m not sure what would be fun about it.
Post # 8
I don’t think it’s rude… it’s just odd to me. The only time FI and I answer one another’s phones is if one person is driving or in the shower and the phone starts ringing. But I can’t imagine him wanting to answer my phone for fun haha…
Post # 9
Why is answering someone elses phone “fun”?
My husband and I answer each others phones if we can’t get to them. My best friend and I have also answered each others phones. Only if we know who’s calling though. We’d never answer from a number that we weren’t familiar with. Hell, I don’t even answer my own phone if I don’t recognize the phone.
Post # 10
Meh I am old and I have answered my friends to my DH’ phone. We don’t see a huge deal about it.
Post # 11
First, I think if someone is super drunk, it is kind of rude to the person calling you to let them answer. And when it’s happened to me, said drunk person is usually like “oh hey can I answer your phone? No? Ok no worries.” They are like “whyyyy nottttt, come ON! You’re no fun! Don’t you like me?”, which is why it annoys me for people to even ask. But I would totally let someone answer my phone if they weren’t wasted. That’s a totally different scenario.
And I would let anyone *use* my phone (to make a call), drunk or sober, even a stranger. I grew up with landlines and it is no big deal at all in either case for someone to use my phone. But even in that context, I was taught growing up that if you’re at someone’s house and the phone rings, you shouldn’t answer it unless they’ve given you permission/asked you to do so. In the other thread that you’re referencing, they girl was already drunk dialing people and needed to be escorted home, plus she’d only known the guy for a month. I would definitely not let someone answer my phone in that situation.