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I Don't Answer the Phone When I Don't Want to

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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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    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 business people anymore. Cell phones are very convenient. I like the convenience of being able to call my husband from the grocery store...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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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 calls me and doesn't even have anything important to say then I really get annoyed. I hate when friends get crabby at me for not answerering MY phone. It's my phone and...
    lorsey5433 lorsey5433 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 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 time :)
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 30, 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 so good that I refused to get up. My aunty is a blabber mouth and by the time I would have managed to hang up on her I...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2010

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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 1 Response Jul 15, 2013

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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 a lot more money, and perhaps even then, I decide when I will answer my phone.  No one else.
    smokingrocks1 smokingrocks1 56-60, M Nov 17, 2013

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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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    I'll always answer my cell phone,

    but when I'm at home with the landline, forget about it! I actually get a little frustrated because people call the house all the time, and when I was a kid, I would be stuck taking messages for my parents because they weren't (and still aren't) not home during the day. I kinda...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M 2 Responses May 16

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    Sometimes you just want to ignore talking with

    others. Your day has been intense and you just want to relax. A lot of calls are nuisance calls anyway regardless of any regulations or working practices.
    Bourgault Bourgault 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 16

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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 call and keep in touch or get a message to someone you wish to.  It is not there for someone to demand your attention when you...
    GypsyFever GypsyFever 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2007

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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 some important (roof reairs, hot sex, or a spirtual conversion.  Only one of these is the least bit likely.) 99% of...
    AyeAye AyeAye 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 17, 2008

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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 to expect their call. :P
    dollysworld dollysworld 46-50, F 3 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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    gibbo68 gibbo68 46-50 1 Response Jun 9

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    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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    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," which meant you couldn't be tipped off or mentally prepared to chat with whoever was on the other end of the line. So...
    HeyitsRich HeyitsRich 36-40, M 7 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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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 convenience. Not yours. Amazingly, I am not sitting around keeping my plate clear so that we can chat whenever you get the...
    ohsovery ohsovery 26-30, F 5 Responses May 2, 2008

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    mstud17 mstud17 22-25, F Apr 4

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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 you're not gonna find out from ME.
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 18, 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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    My Home Phone Doesn't Even Ring.

    My home phone goes directly to voice mail. The VM, greeting instructs them to give their full name, their company affiliation and the details of why they called and what they want to talk about, in other words, start the conversation as if I had answered. I really can't stand...
    jgood4u jgood4u 66-70, M Nov 29, 2013

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    If I am tired I usually won't answer it.

    If it's an unfamiliar out of area number I won't give the solicitors the pleasure of so much as a Hello"
    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 1 Response May 31

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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 percentage either.  Even on my mobile (or cell phone), the majority of calls are telesales.  People I know either text or wait...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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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 voicemail. I do the same with texts. I will read a text, but wont respond to it for a couples of minutes or hours. I...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Nov 16, 2013

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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 emotions balanced. I'm not sure why they don't understand, if I could I would live in solitaire and only talk to or see people once a...
    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. Over time, phones came to represent power and priority. It has none other than what we give it. No warrants are issued or fines assessed...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 13

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    the thing for me is if you don't answer,

    then whoever's calling can leave a message at the tone. or txt me. sometimes txts are more convenient - especially when you're super busy with kids.
    MillieJadexx MillieJadexx 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 16

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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 my bill. If i don't pay the bill that means i have no money for it so stop calling and harassing me. A lot of the time they call at night and...
    yuna86 yuna86 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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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 people I don't want to talk to. So now I have rules when it comes to my phone. If it says "private caller" or "unknown number...
    Serapphina Serapphina 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    Not Answering The Phone

    It seems to me that alot of people are a servant to the phone.  If it rings they feel compeled to answer it no mater what.  My phone works for me; not me for it!
    billwest billwest 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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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 go to voicemail and check what they wanted and call them back if it's urgent. Calls that don't leave a message I don't return because it obviously wasn't...
    velosapien velosapien 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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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 people who have nothing to offer but stress- like there is any less amount of stress in my head already. Okay, so they might be...
    revelation1 revelation1 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    The phone hanging up goes to security .

    .skumbag... You never win with me ..
    gether5050 gether5050 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 21

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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 because it came with the internet. The only people that ever ring that phone are salesmen trying to talk to me about my non...
    WittyDittyInc WittyDittyInc 26-30 5 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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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 guarantee it. I know it can be frustrating for the caller at times but I can assure you that I'm reliable about returning phone calls...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    The phone can be so annoying.

    I only seem to get calls when I'm driving, eating, watching a good movie or on the toilet.
    theNerve theNerve 51-55 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't usually answer my phone anymore

    unless it's important I'm so bad lol
    trishayvette trishayvette 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

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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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    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. See when I don't answer the phone it's usually because I feel such a high level of anxiety thinking that the person is calling me to tell me bad...
    CallMeFriday CallMeFriday 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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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 the phone or hold the conversation. Most of the phone conversations I have start and end with pauses and silence.
    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 it off. I am tired off changing my phone# so it is better of ignoring those calls.
    tequilalady tequilalady 41-45, F Feb 22, 2010

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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 would ignore (that was before iOS 7 which now we can block people. Yayyy!Then he confessed to me that he likes me but I told him that I don...
    Gideon97 Gideon97 16-17, F Dec 20, 2013

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    I read them all but unless you really stand out I might not respond! I just don't have time to get to all of them especially when most people just write "hi" -_-
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    They so damn annoying. Like no. I don't give a flying ****.
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