(Closed) NWR: Annoyed when people call instead of text (non-emergency)? [VENT]

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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4415 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lilbluebird:  YES.

I get terrible reception on my cell phone in my office. I also get terrible/no reception on the Metro to and from work. Oh, and guess what, I get terrible reception in our apartment. SO STOP CALLING ME!!!

Post # 4
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5956 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

See, I’m just the opposite…I HATE texting!  If you want something, call me and talk to me, and if I call and you don’t answer, don’t text me telling me why…that just lets me know your screeming calls….so irritating!

Post # 5
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304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

yes, i agree totally!!! i would never take a non-emergency personal call at my office. can you ask them to please NOT call unless it’s an emergency.

Post # 6
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908 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

YES.

I hate being called during the day (ESPECIALLY if I’ve emailed or texted you). 

Post # 7
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4929 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Yes! I’m in school all the time and I can’t take calls in the middle of class, but I can usually sneak a few texts or at least read them. 

I especially hate when someone calls me, so I text them to see what’s up, and they call me right back! I obviously didn’t pick up the first time for a reason. 

Post # 8
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342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t mind it, but that might be because I have a private office.  I don’t stay on the phone for a long time, but I am not huge on texting.

Post # 9
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4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dad likes to call me to chat while I’m at work. And he knows I’m at work. Then he complains when I answer my work phone (because I’m the phone operator so I have to). 

Post # 10
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205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I just dont answer my phone, anyone who knows me now knows that if you want a response you should text unless its an emergency. lol

Post # 11
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3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I prefer calling… and if someone can’t talk on the phone but can text.. I normally just switch to texting if they text me after I call and say something like “Hey. I’m at work, I can’t call but I can text. What’s up?” So I’m on the fence how I feel. lol

Post # 12
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790 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t really text; I find it annoying and it opens the door to constant and unnecessary over-communication. But I don’t call people at work for trivial stuff either. Doesn’t anyone still use email??

Post # 13
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1856 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Yeah, I hate phone calls. I can take calls at work no problem as I’m a grad student, but it drives me nuts when my friends and colleagues are around and want to know if I’m in my office – either come by, or send a text. I almost never pick up my phone.

Post # 14
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4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

McLuhan: “The medium is the message.” Technological determinism at its finest. What does this tell us about our society with this pendulum swing?

(Can you tell I’ve been in my communications class today?)

Post # 16
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4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@Eglantine:  Email isn’t assumed to be carried on one’s person like a phone is. Not everyone has a smartphone yet. If you want immediate answers, texting is the way to go.

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