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    Voice Mail Is A Wonderful Thing... - I almost never answer my phone unless it's my boyfriend. If you call me, you're most likely going to get my voice mail. In fact, I can almost...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    I Never Answer My Phone - I worked at a call center for 8 years and now I loathe answering the phone. I hear it ring and I actually cringe. Also, I get a lot of phone calls from...
    Serapphina Serapphina 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    This Is Horrible - I was watching an action-packed film (which I usually tend to hate) and I didn't answer the phone... My aunt called over and over again... BUT the damn film was...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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    I work hard and I enjoy my down-time, no need to be reachable by everyone 24/7. Ringer off!
    ShhhShy ShhhShy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Who's Gonna Get It? - I was raised in a home which required us to pick up the phone each and every time it rang. In fact, we really didn't have a choice. There was no "caller ID...
    HeyitsRich HeyitsRich 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    Why Should I? - I'll call you back later if I am not in the mood to talk right now. Don't be offended, its not that I don't want to talk to you...its just that now is not a good...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    This Girl..... - I normally answer my phone to everyone except one person...a friend of mine she is a friend but she annoys me so much. She calls all the time just because she cant...
    paigehickeyy paigehickeyy 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    I do that a lot especially when I'm too lazy to reply or I'm sad or pissed
    deven38 deven38 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    The Phone Is For Communication. Not Conversation. - I believe a lot of people abuse cell phones. They phone you because they're bored and waste your time. Usually I'll let calls...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Hello? Nobody's Home... - I usually won't answer the phone if it's someone that I don't know. Maybe a bill collector or something. Sometimes I won't answer if my ex is calling to...
    bgordo2 bgordo2 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2008

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    Sometimes I won't answer the phone for days. My family don't like that I seek out as much quiet time as I do, but I like peacefully quiet and serene places because it keeps my...
    tah34 tah34 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I am not bothered in the least by a ringing phone or ringing cell phone. I do not jump at every ping of my cell phone. Drives my wife nuts but that phone has no authority over me...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    There's this guy, he keeps on calling me and at first I like talking with him but then the conversation got boring and we didn't have anything to talk about. Every time he calls, I...
    Gideon97 Gideon97 16-17, F Dec 20, 2013

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    Call me, and I'll let it ring a few times. One thing I do not like doing is talking on the phone. I feel as if phone conversations are boring. Nobody really catches my interest on...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2013

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    Ignorent Callers - I get alot of calls from people whom think they can and know how to run my life. That really bothers me alot so I just ignore the phone and sometimes just turn...
    tequilalady tequilalady 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2010

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    If I Don't Recognize Your Number - ...I won't answer the phone. You always call when I am in bed, sick, out someplace, or in the bathroom. You don't know if I'm home or not, and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2013

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    The phone. Ughhh. My rooms are so large and it echo's like mad....startling the crap me. Most of the time it lives in a shut drawer only to come out when someone lets me know...
    dollysworld dollysworld 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    Caller ID - If I don't know the number on the Caller ID, I don't answer it. Isn't that what messages are for? If it's important, they can leave one!
    Brandi5 Brandi5 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Don't Know Your Number I Wont Answer It - I usually use my cell phone as my house phone and i get those stupid telemarketers calling me or my credit card company telling me to pay...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    I like to text more than talk on the phone it's weird tho cuz growing up I always had the phone glued to my ear
    Blossom75 Blossom75 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Its All In the Timing - Why is it that when you least want it to the phone will ring? I psychically get people to call me by climbing into the bath, going to the ladies, try to...
    WyldHoney WyldHoney 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    Not Answering... - I dont like answering my phone. Mainly because other people usually call me with bullsh*t or with things I dont want to hear. So most time, I just let it go to...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Nov 16, 2013

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    The Second I Hear My Phone Ring I Instantly Become Irritated. - If I only had myself to worry about I wouldn't even have a phone. I hate talking on the phone, and if someone...
    lorsey5433 lorsey5433 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    I rarely put my phone on ring and if I do, its the lowest volume. And yes, attributed to my moody and awkward nature, I don’t take up calls when I don’t want to. There are few...
    revelation1 revelation1 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    All the time lol i just text afterwards
    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I Have An Answering Machine. - I get swamped with telemarketers and love spurned wrong numbers. (Sometimes I wish I was this Anton Casanova) Sometimes family call with nothing much...
    Thevy29 Thevy29 26-30, M Oct 3, 2013

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    I Used To Have A Friend... - I used to have a friend who would call me every single day... sometimes few times a day... and she would talk talk and talk about what she bought, what...
    diablicaca diablicaca 26-30, F 4 Responses May 12, 2012

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    I Said, 'No'. - Because most people phone me for unimportant 'issues'. "Hey." "Yeah. What is it?" "Nooooo." "What?" "What?" "..." It happened too often, and I don't know how...
    Awanputih Awanputih 18-21 Sep 13, 2013

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    Chit Chat. - Why do people call for no other reason than to 'chat' ? **** off.
    illy90 illy90 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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    Abby And The Old Lady - I have a house phone and I have a mobile phone. Everyone important to me and worth talking to only have my mobile number, the house phone is just there...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 6 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Especially My Cell Phone - Okay people. A rant on the subject of phones: Just because I have a cell phone doesn't mean you can reach me anywhere, anytime. I own a cell phone for my...
    ohsovery ohsovery 26-30, F 5 Responses May 2, 2008

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    The most happiest time to answer the phone if u know it's your girlfriend of boyfriend ringing up for phone sex 😍
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    Hate the Darn Thing -   Ever notice, if someone calls you, they are calling at THEIR convenience. Not yours. I always answer the phone breathless, like the'y've interrupted...
    AyeAye AyeAye 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2008

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    I'm Not On Call - Cell phones are big enough baby sitters as is. If I don't want to answer my phone, I don't answer my phone..  I'm independent, a free agent.  Until IO'm making...
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M Nov 17, 2013

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    It's Not That I Don't Like My Friends... - It's just sometimes, when I'm dealing with my own stuff, it's such an effort to pick up the phone when it rings, and talk to someone and...
    Euterpe Euterpe 21-25, F 2 Responses Dec 11, 2007

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    I Don't Understand... - ... why I am supposed to answer every single call.  Especially when 90% of calls I get are unsolicited telesales.    I am not kidding about that...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    Phones Who's Are They Anyway - I have always thought that a phone was your tool, your machine, your convenience. It’s something you have purchased to use. It allows you to...
    GypsyFever GypsyFever 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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    Basically.. - I don't do anything I don't want to. I have the ability to just ignore the ringing of the phone. So there.
    theFeyRa theFeyRa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Sometimes It Rings - And I don't answer it. That's it. No asterisks. No thirst to find the circumstances.
    Shawnpresler Shawnpresler 26-30, M Oct 27, 2013

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    Rririnnnnnngggggggg - Shut the hell up!!! Ringing of the phone is just a request to answer it, not a demand. I could care less who is on the other end. Leave a messge.
    Abriee Abriee 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2008

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    Leave a Message After the Beep - Pretty much everyone has a cell phone these days. Third graders. Senior citizens. They are not just for the high powered and ultra important...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    I Don't Want To. - If the phone rings and I don't feel like talking, then I don't answer it because I think people can sense that I don't want to be chatting with them...
    meowin meowin 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2009

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    I think everyone is guilty of this sometime in their lives for whatever reason. For the past 2 years, my no answer tendencies had increased due to the passing of my brother-in-law...
    CallMeFriday CallMeFriday 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    My Boyfriends Mom ( Rant) - I have been ignoring her calls lately she lives in the same building but a few floors down as if that's not bad enough. She just called me a minute ago...
    foreversingle30 foreversingle30 31-35, F Jul 26, 2013

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    I Dont Always Answer My Phone. - Ive never been a phone person. I dont even have a smart phone. Its a simple nokia that calls and texts. I find it awkward to have long...
    LennonLover LennonLover 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    I never my phone! Like ever....
    Aoinosora Aoinosora 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Just Because - I'm on the phone a lot at work so I will not answer my cell to unknown numbers or just to chit-chat for no reason.
    Browneyesgirl Browneyesgirl 46-50, F 9 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    Okay. It sounds sort of child like when you say "I don't know what I want to be when I grow up" especially when I'm 17. I mean I have a few ideas in my head, but haven't settled on...
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    I don't know what I want anymore, with school that is. I have always wanted to provide, but I just don't see that happening what with how my college grades are turning out. I just...
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