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I Dont Answer the Phone When I Dont Want Too

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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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    '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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Aggravation

                                             im not much of a phone person. i dont...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 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 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I don't message with many people on EP. I'm rather selective. Right now, I have about 20 pending messages, and they aren't going to get answered because I check profiles.
    DaughterOfRain DaughterOfRain 31-35, F 21 mins ago

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    I'm no genius, however I'll try my best to answer anything you ask.
    HotelCaliforniaResident HotelCaliforniaResident 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    in bored... inbox me and ill answer... no pix tho sorry!
    HisPorcelainDoll HisPorcelainDoll 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I was taking a shower. I thought no one was home. I guess that day one of my cousins cousins cousin,was coming over. I guess I forgot. And I walked out in a towel singing a song...
    greycloudsinabrightcity greycloudsinabrightcity 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I wish I was independent but I will never be!! I try so hard but my parents don't let me. The reason is because I have a disability and they just are too afraid, I don't know what...
    PSOM PSOM 22-25, M 4 hrs ago

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    I am not afraid to speak my mind so I will. This is a place I come to get the truth off my chest. I think women who call themselves Bitc*** and other insulting names are the...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Ok, you (half) want to block them from everything? But there's a part of you that then worries what if they tried to and couldn't.......just because YOU'RE in no contact you still...
    Tingletips Tingletips 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    Are you just screwing with me? After 6 years of sexless marriage, now you want to touch me, smell me,talk to me? I have started a new life. Why are you doing this...you have no...
    Myila Myila 56-60, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Want to make friends/connections? In Southern California? Want to make videos or play games/sports/physical activities? Got 2 free groups on FB (can be on other sites w/ groups...
    supergirl805 supergirl805 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Help! So there's this guy I really, really like. He lives 4 hours away, but my crush on him is intense, so I'm committed. He's given lots of signs that he likes me - he wants to...
    thelupine thelupine 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Nine years ago, my husband passed away, the aftermath of which, I went through a period of deep self-discovery. I was confused about who I was, where my life was going. Through...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Ask me anything but in private I'll answer right away
    sissyslaveofladies sissyslaveofladies 22-25, M 16 hrs ago

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    I might not be as brilliant as Google. But I won't hesitate to answer anything you will ask :)
    mstar1001 mstar1001 18-21, F 10 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    a girl sent me a private message here on ep... I answered it after 23 hours ... she told me that 23 hours have passed and blocked me. (I wont name her) But girl ... if you have...
    Ariaspark Ariaspark 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I get antsy when people want to talk on the phone for more than 5 minutes. I thought this anxiety would be gone by now.
    Jewelz62 Jewelz62 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I don't understand today's "obsessional" priority of a phone call...we've all got voice mail, so use it...if you're actually with someone that took the time out of their day to be...
    BooBoo493 BooBoo493 61-65, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I thought it might be a little narcissistic to do one of these but I love reading them so I figured, why not. Here goes. 1. My name is Spencer 2. I'm a senior in high school 3...
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I have a question. My husband' mother is schizophrenic. Her mother was schizophrenic. My husband is a control freak. Now he has gotten 1110X worse. I cannot even make a phone...
    kindoffedup kindoffedup 51-55, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    The goal - how to work from home to get a little extra money to pursue my dream of self-sufficient living. The answer must be online somewhere. The other day, I came across a web...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 2 Responses