(Closed) Spinoff: Does it aggravate you when people CALL without … erm … calling?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you get annoyed by unexpected phone calls?
    YES, and not just because my ring tone is Justin Bieber's "Baby"! : (40 votes)
    27 %
    Only when someone random calls out of the blue and wants to have a long conversation : (38 votes)
    26 %
    Nope, I love talking to people, and if it's inconvenient, there's an "ignore" button! : (60 votes)
    41 %
    Other ... ? : (10 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    9687 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    You’re not weird!  I hate when the phone rings, lol.  I have no idea why I’m like this.  My Fiance hates it, too.  We’re anti-social, haha!!  (Jk).

    Edit:  Oh, yes, I love it when it’s my Fiance calling, that’s different.  Or my son, he’s cool, too. 

    Post # 4
    4676 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I get you.  I don’t mind so much when I have my standard people calling me.  A lot of times though if I don’t know who it is or it is someone I don’t talk to very often I let it go to voice mail.

    Post # 5
    5547 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Eh, that is why I HAVE a phone. While yes, I tend to text more often then talk, it is still by design made to talk to other people with your voice. 

    Post # 6
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I am a text person. I hate when people call me. If it’s a long conversation and either of us doesn’t want to text, we hop online. LOL. I know I’m weird. But if my phone rings and it’s NOT my mom or Darling Husband I immediately start grumbling and wonder what so and so wants to borrow…because that seems to be the only time people call instead of text these days.

    Post # 9
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    Doesn’t really bother me but then again the only person that really phones me is my Mom.

    Post # 10
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If I’m busy, I just don’t pick up and then call them back later. No biggie. Most of the time though, friends and family call when they know I’ll be available- like on my way home from work, etc. I like getting random calls from people I haven’t talked to in awhile, old friends, etc. How are they supposed to know my schedule? And unless they call or text to see when they should actually call to chat, how are they supposed to know either?

    Post # 11
    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m the same…I sometimes wish I didn’t have a phone.  I hate answering it!!  I usually keep it on silent and pretend I didn’t hear it.  I’m a bad friend!!!  My phone is more for surfing the internet and getting mobile coupons than for talking to people!!

    Post # 13
    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I said “other” because this is so totally dependant on (a) what I’m doing (b) who it is and (c) what the person wants.

    Most phonecalls I accept, based on the fact that I don’t receive many and I have to assume it’s important or for a specific reason (I never answer unknown numbers. If it’s legit, they’ll leave a vmail and I’ll call back right away). 

    I find phone skills to be extremely lacking these days. I always ask a person if they have a moment to ______ (answer a question, explain something, chat about XYZ, etc.) and I expect a polite and honest answer in return. If they’re busy, we arrange a callback situation. If they aren’t, we talk briefly. 

    I enjoy long conversations or “phone dates” if they’re planned, but not otherwise. Calls during dinner go unanswered. The only exceptions would be clear emergency calls.

    Post # 14
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I don’t mind it – that’s one of the reasons I have a phone.  Like you said, no one’s forcing you to answer it!  Most of my calls are from my husband or mom, though, haha.  Most of my friends just text.

    Post # 15
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @chasesgirl:  Exactly!!  That’s what phones are FOR! If I don’t want my phone to ring, I can silence it or turn it off, but the idea that it’s somehow rude to call people without an “appointment” is bizarre.

    Post # 16
    676 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My best friend and my mother both call me on a regular basis, I really think they have a system too because it never fails that if one calls the other will call within the next hour…always. For the most part I enjoy the calls because I live far away from them now and we get to catch up since I never get to see them but there are a lot of times where I am in the middle of something and I hear my phone and all I can think is “damn I am going to be stuck on the phone for an hour, I really don’t want to do this right now”

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