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I Dont Answer the Phone When I Dont Want Too

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    One Word Caller Id Well 2 Actually Lol

    i am the worst person at picking up the phone i never want to lol. i check to see who it is and half the time i just hit ignore or silence.  i just don't feel like talking on the phone and it seems like the times i do pick up its the one person who never wants to get off the...
    ariez ariez 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 4, 2009

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    Maybe I Dont Wanna Talk to You!

    You know, you always have that friend, you really like, theyre super cool, and your really close. But theyre just plain annoying? Yeah, so if you call i might not answer! ;)
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420 18-21, F Aug 28, 2009

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    Hardly Ever...

    I'm always paged at work. Every friggin 5 minutes, I get a page over the intercom to pick up line 101 or 102, etc. I'm always busy, so i have to stop what I'm doing and answer the damn thing. As a result, I hardly ever answer the phone when I'm home. Not that anyone really calls...
    EnigmaVest EnigmaVest 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    I Don't Feel Like Talking Right Now..

    There are some times when I just don't feel like talking.. or some people I just don't want to talk to.. I don't answer my phone all the time.. and these are usually the times I don't. Also, I'm busy with 3 kids.. and sometimes they're loud and my youngest, my son who is almost 6...
    Beautifulimperfections Beautifulimperfections 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2012

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    It's My Phone

    Just because it rings, doesn't mean I have to stop what I'm doing to answer it. I always say, "if it's important, they'll leave a message"  They usually leave a message...
    AlternateSource AlternateSource 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 2, 2010

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    Hardly Ever Do.

    I only answer for certain people.  If I don't know the number, I don't answer the phone.  If it's important they'll leave  a message.  I prefer texts above all else.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2009

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    It's All Your Fault ....

    I SCRREEEEEN my PHOOONE Calls!!  -- Gwen Stefanni. But yeah - I do screen my phone calls - all of them. It's not that I don't want to talk to you, it's that certain friends drama I can NOT handle at certain times of the day. IF you call before...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    "I Don't Answer the Phone When I Don't Want Too"

    I never answer the phone, unless I want to.  I'm just so grateful for the invention of caller id.  I have 2 people that are my friends, but not my best friends.  They are really rather annoying.  They are the 2 people who also chomp and chew in my ear, all the...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Aggravation

                                             im not much of a phone person. i dont...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2009

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    Its My Phone, Not Yours.

    When my phone rings, the first thing I do is look at the caller ID. If I do not recognize the caller as a friend, I do not answer the phone. I pay the bill for that phone and it is installed in my home FOR MY CONVENIENCE. If the I recognize the ID as a telemarketer, I do not...
    jimdean001 jimdean001 66-70 Jan 5, 2011

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    Land Line? It Collects Dust.

    Like everyone here, I have a cell phone. I also have a land line. The land line is used maybe once a week. It is my "official" number. When it rings I usually ignore it. The message will eventually be heard, but the caller ID screens calls. It is my phone, my home and my...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Sep 24, 2011

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    Lol

    name of this group says it all. GOOD GAME CALLERS!!
    spark16 spark16 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 4, 2010

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    RING Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring Ring

    I hate talking on the phone. Guilty as charged. Never was a big fan of this invention. LOL Most of the time it only rings when somebody needs me to do something for them. UGH. It's not like I don't already have enough things to do here at home. It's really annoying when I hear...
    craftingnut91 craftingnut91 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 14, 2009

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    When I'm Annoyed.

    I don't answer my cell. I hit the ignore button.   or when i don't want to talk to someone. I hit the ignore button. then it says Missed call.
    ascs ascs 22-25, F 1 Response May 20, 2009

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    Love Caller Id

    I love caller ID. When the phone rings if I'm busy or don't feel like talking I don't have to answer. Leave me a message and I'll call you back. On the land line it's almost always telemarketers anyway.
    yakfisher yakfisher 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    'Nuff Said!!!

    No story needed here....I hate phones. I rarely answer my phone. No caller ID No answering machine or voice mail. No call waiting....it's all a waste of my money. I have a cell phone, but I don't like it either. It bothers me that people seem to think that just because most...
    cc5439 cc5439 41-45, F Sep 15, 2009

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    No Thank You Sir.

     It's not that I don't like you. It's that at heart I don't like phones, I don't like talking. I don't mind typing to you becuase I don't have to speak. :) and I can use the delete button. I'll text you. But unless I feel like talking (which isn't often...
    sacredvision sacredvision 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 26, 2009

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    By Pressin' "silent" Button ..

    I dont answer the phone when I dont want to especially when Im sleepin' and phone's ringin' ... I just press "silent" button .. and sleep in peace again ... =)
    DollyDiva DollyDiva 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Cause

    It's usually me mom saying 'Why me, Chalie Lynn's daughter never gets her cars blown up!?' and then invites me to dinner after ranting for a while.I hate Mom some days
    StephanieManoso StephanieManoso 31-35, F Dec 6, 2011

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    Phone

    I never answer the phone 99.9% of the time it isnt for me.  And on the rare occasion that it is or the person on the other lines pretends like they know me...they are only selling something, doing a servay or want you to donate.  Now dont get me wrong I do...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 5 Responses Mar 29, 2009

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    No More Phone

    I had gotten so fed up with the unwanted phone calls I was getting that I had my phone cut off. For many months I used my answering machine to screen my calls but I was still getting 2 out of 3 that were unwanted.  So, I was having to clean out my voice  mail everyday...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F May 20, 2009

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    Me Too

    And I pay for it! I didn't answer the phone once I felt really bad, and didn't want to be disturb. It turn out to be an out of country call from my sister! and she was not home!!! I learned my lesson!
    LordVoldemort LordVoldemort 36-40, F Mar 7, 2009

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    Which Is Always

     Yesterday, the phone on my nightstand rang every thirty minutes, between the hours of 9am and noon. I, of course, had only just gone to bed around 4am. In my sleep-haze I must have tried to find the off switch and, failing that, thrown the phone into a box full of packing...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero 26-30, F Apr 21, 2009

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    I Isolate, So No, I Don't Pick Up

    more and more, over the last 5 years, i've been isolating. so yah, i go through stretches where not only do i not answer the phone, but voice mails don't even get checked. everything else is out too: no texts or emails. needless to say, i've lost almost my entire support system...
    blandaversion blandaversion 31-35 3 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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    We are now plagued by so many sales calls that I will not answer the phone if it is from a number that I recognise. It is getting to the point where the phone is becoming a...
    rodscot rodscot 51-55, M 2 Responses May 12

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    Just because you call me doesn't mean I have to drop what I'm doing to talk to you. But I always answer calls from my parents. Besides I'm not a big conversationalist but when I do...
    youreable youreable 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    Sometimes I don't feel sociable enough to pick up the phone.
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F May 19

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    when i don't want to i don't pick up calls except of from my parents...MIL..or hubby :) ..so who ever is calling me ..they need to wait for that time when i want to gossip ;)
    dauntless82 dauntless82 31-35, F 1 Response May 3

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    I don't want to talk to my parents, they live their lives in a sea of hatred and condemnation. I want to live among loving, forgiving people. I told my mom I was diagnosed with...
    aileen2 aileen2 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    💯✔️ Most of the time it's just people tryna sell my ****.
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3 13-15, F May 17

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    0.77. I remember that Google was mentioned on "60 minutes" 0.78. I am not afraid of dogs 1. "As good as it gets" - it was an interesting movie 2. Sometimes my keyboard-playing are...
    Clothed Clothed 41-45, M Apr 29

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    Yesterday I was moved to other position at office and I found it really hard. Before I was CSO my duty was to answer phone calls and some minor finance work. But now I help the...
    meandmythought meandmythought 26-30, F 1 Response May 6

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    I'm bored, ask me any question. I have to answer although I can answer however I want to.
    pierc3th3sir3ns pierc3th3sir3ns 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    give me some questions to answer for when I get home - anything goes xxx
    emjagrace emjagrace 13-15, F 13 Responses May 6

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    I will answer anything u want to ask so ask away:)
    bluesky13 bluesky13 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I will answer anything you want to ask me!!
    hannahboo1614 hannahboo1614 16-17, F 6 Responses May 16

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    You is indefinite you. I want a night, one night, with someone who will listen to my entire story, start to finish. I want to be asked questions. I want to feel all the pain I...
    DrumheadTrial DrumheadTrial 18-21, M May 12

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    Lol my boyfriend made popcorn and burnt some, not thinking anything of it he didn't clean the microwave. It stays like this for a week. His dad only noticed it a couple days ago...
    bingbongtingtongg bingbongtingtongg 18-21, F 1 Response May 16

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    I do... It's been almost a month and I miss that feeling .its not that something wrong has happened,I just feel like I'm losing some real friends and I don't want to do that,I...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10

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    go ahead and ask away , I'll answer whatever you want
    mt21 mt21 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I guess we all want too much from a relationship than show so little attention to that person then when they're gone you wish you could have gave them everything even your life...
    popupshorty popupshorty 18-21, M 1 Response May 18

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    I want a boyfriend, not a long distance relationship...... I want one where I can see him when ever I want too.. I'm not desperate I just think it would be nice right now...
    izzygirl360 izzygirl360 16-17, F 1 Response May 17

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    I'm going to university this September. I lacked of friends these three years in high school and I want to change like I was before, cheerful and friendly. I want to start on...
    ariettaxsydney ariettaxsydney 18-21, F 5 Responses May 18

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