(Closed) Weird message…would you return this phone call?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
3067 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

It depends…did I like her? Was she eh?

I might call because I’m curious. However, if she wasn’t a person I liked back then…I wouldn’t call.

Post # 3
1112 posts
Bumble bee

ladycirtolthiel:  I’d call back. You never know what she might have wanted or needed. 

My initial reaction was that she’s part of some sort of pyramid marketing scheme and wants to sell you something. Or maybe she’s interviewing at the place you work and wants some insight? Or maybe she knows that your husband is cheating on you and wanted to give you a heads up? Honestly, you’d never know unless you called her back.

Post # 4
47175 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

ladycirtolthiel:  I would probably call her back. It’s a bit of a leap to assume that she wants a favor, and even if she does, you can always say no.

Post # 6
2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’d totally call her back. I can’t say no to mystery 🙂

But honestly, you dont’ really know what the deal is. Could be totally innocent. 

Post # 7
1727 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I’d probably text her and say something like “sorry I missed your call.  What’s going on?” and then if it’s something I didn’t want to be involved in, I’d just not text back.  

I have a hard time saying no to people face to face or voice to voice but by text or email, I’m more comfortable.  

Post # 8
3067 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

ladycirtolthiel:  Then I’d call. Like PP pointed out, you can always say no gently and then make a quick excuse to get off the call. Doesn’t sound like you have any places you may run into one another so she’ll move on.

I think we’re somewhat biased though because now all of the bee wants to know the mystery lol.


ETA: Text is a good idea as PP said!

Post # 9
898 posts
Busy bee

Yup I agree with a single text.

Post # 10
2398 posts
Buzzing bee

ladycirtolthiel:  I would definitely call or text back. Maybe I’m morbid, but my first thought is that someone from your class (college? high school?) might have passed away. I’ve been in a situation where I got a call from a super distant acquaintance once, and it turned out that my high school lab partner had died. We weren’t close (the lab partner and I) but this acquaintance thought I would like to know. 

Honestly, why not? Shoot her a text or give a quick phone call to make sure it’s nothing important (and then totally update us, lol!).

Post # 11
1017 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I would for sure text, you never know what it could be.  And then update us please because I’m super curious now!

Post # 12
198 posts
Blushing bee

I did get texts but not phone calls. And when I’d reply back they we’re in those pyramid schemes. Haha.  

Post # 13
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ladycirtolthiel:  I’d probably send a text back, “Sorry I missed your call, I’m at work now, what can I do for you?” and then that’s it. Just because I’d be dying to know what it was about and the mystery would eat me alive.


Post # 14
5126 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

ladycirtolthiel:  I had an old middle school classmate message me a while back wanting to meet up for coffee. I was 95% sure this was some sort of marketing scheme or she was trying to sell me something, her job on linkedin was listed as something to do with selling retirement plans or something like that. We weren’t even friends in school, so there really wouldn’t be any reason for her to want to catch up with me. I didn’t respond. 

I might text the person back to see what they want though. 

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