How often do you call people?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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3265 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@Lbward6:  Depends on the situation. If I really need to get a hold of someone or have some important news I’ll just call them otherwise I text.

Post # 4
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2125 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I call my immediate family and my SO often, but text or FB message everyone else. If it were big news, I’d try to get myself to call, but it is a bit daunting. 

Post # 5
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905 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I hate talking on the phone.  The only people I call and have actual conversations with are my parents, and even then mostly my mom.  FI and I got engaged in January, and I knew I couldn’t just throw it up on FB without letting my extended family know first, so I had to call them all (5 households… not even that bad!).  I made FI call all of his family, too, so I wasn’t alone 🙂

I think email is a great way to communicate, either one-on-one or with groups.  This might be the introvert in me talking, but I really, really like that I can spend time getting my thoughts down just right.  You can also present a large amount of information at once, and you can make sure everybody gets the same info at the same time as everybody else, as opposed to calling.

The other day, FMIL started a text convo with me, FI, FSIL and FBIL about her upcoming surgery and needing help getting home from the hospital.  It was not ideal – she has a bad habit of being vague in her texts, so everybody included in the convo has to send a bunch of texts back and forth prying information out of her, which results in a very noisy/buzzy phone.  FSIL can be the same way; it’s really inefficient and frustrating.  FI had to ask FMIL to stop texting us and just take the time to write an email with all the pertinent info, and that worked great!

Post # 6
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2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I absolutely HATE talking on the phone. I will text unless its something that needs to be dealt with ASAP.

Post # 7
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Lbward6:  I talk on the phone about important events but generally speaking, I hate doing it so I never call people.  I barely even talk to my own parents on the phone, that’s how much I hate it. 

Post # 8
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6503 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I hate talking on the phone. I call my parents about once a week but other than that I probably speak to my long distance friends maybe once a month? 

Post # 10
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348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I call when I feel like having a conversation, and I text when I am relaying information.

I call and talk to my parents every day after work for about an hour (they live on the other side of the country; I miss them so much!!!).  I call and talk to my long-distance friends about once a month or so.

I’ll call anyone if I have exciting news to relay (“I’m engaged!”), if it’s something I need an answer to right away (“I’m lost and can’t find your street!”) or if there is an emergency (“So-and-so is in the hospital”).

Everything else is usually text.

Post # 11
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I never liked phones. In my personal life I generally only call to book appointments and such… I never like to chat for any length of time. I’m more of an email and text person… or face to face.

If I need an answer right away, I will call, though.

At work I don’t use the phone a whole lot… like less than once a day on average… but sometimes it’s just easier to have an actual conversation vs. typing out an email. I try to talk to people face to face where possible.

Post # 12
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Lbward6:  I call. Texting is good for quick messages but I don’t like holding entire conversations by text. 

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