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I Dont Answer the Phone When I Dont Want Too

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 7 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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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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    Aggravation

                                             im not much of a phone person. i dont...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 2 Responses Jul 9

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    The phone hanging up goes to security ..skumbag... You never win with me ..
    gether5050 gether5050 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I haven't done any research to see if they have this already, but I use crutches to get around in town. I would like to have a camera attached to my head that whenever I would...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 8

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    the transgender's wish machine........ they would probably want a machine that could snap them from a man to woman and back in a jiffy...........because either one seems to either...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    is their anyone out their that well force me to crossdress??
    broujona broujona 18-21, M Jul 9

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    is their anyone out their that well force me to crossdress??
    broujona broujona 18-21, M Jul 9

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    is their anyone out their that well force me to crossdress??
    broujona broujona 18-21, M Jul 9

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    37. When people just want to save and to save and save and don't want to spend anything. 38. When people don't use any capital letters or full stops or commas in their work. 39...
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Sometimes the answers are too good to pick a best answer. Sometimes I'm too lazy, to get off my phone & and log into my laptop to choose a best answer . Or maybe the real reason...
    AEHeroine AEHeroine 18-21, F Jun 25

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    001. What is Your Name? =You can call me Achelle 002. How old are you? =21 yrs old and turning 22 this December 003. What is the link to your website, blog, or myspace? =you can...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    1) I am 15 years old 2) I have blonde hair and blue eyes 3) My favorite flowers are daisies and roses 4) I love to travel 5) I have a dog named Sparkey 6) My middle name is Jane...
    ForeverSmiling ForeverSmiling 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have a guy friend who I care about so deeply. We tell each other everyday that we love each other and we both care about each other also. Everything was going fine until he asked...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F Jun 27

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    Attention please! Attention please! 'Attention please! Attention please! Don't dare to talk! Don't dare to sneeze! Don't doze or daydream! Stay awake! Your health, your very life...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    My manager said she's older than me and has done her fair share of ****** shifts so I have to stay an extra 2 hours just to answer phones. Over holidays.
    dollybella dollybella 22-25, F Jul 4

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    I never pick up te phone when I'm home alone or with my friends. Mostly because I'm really awkward on the phone or really lazy to run downstairs and get the phone.
    WillsWill WillsWill 16-17, M Jul 13

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    I startes thinking too much when i was 17 an came across dating long distance. Im insecure about my image so i always thought why would she like me if i didnt like me? Whenever it...
    troubledB troubledB 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I have a cell phone who wants to text? 848-482-8537. It's a texting app number.
    ArielleLove ArielleLove 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I love to answer questions when they are about me.
    InsanelySaneGuy InsanelySaneGuy 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Really bored 😘 trying to stay awake!! I will answer anything you want, preferably in private message!
    taya31 taya31 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm really bored but I'm willing to answer anything u want to know about me and I'll do about any dare you tell me to do as well
    gabi0010 gabi0010 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ask me anything... I'm new at this but message me and I'll answer them when I see them. I'm incredibly open and honest about my fantasies and sex life.
    curiouswanderer3 curiouswanderer3 22-25, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to answer because I want to know abut myself....but I will not reply all :)
    brokenangelia brokenangelia 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    Please real vampires only answer me I want to be a vampire so bad it is my life long wish
    thatonegirl156 thatonegirl156 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    The only beatings I can remember getting was when my dad was very abusive and get mad over me not doing well in school, or when I would get an answer wrong when he himself tries to...
    Elijahx Elijahx 18-21, M Jul 12

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    I wanted do it. Let me explain to you why. Back in the year of 2010 I had EVERYTHING I wanted and needed. I had caring friends, I had a positive outlook on everything, I just got...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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