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I Hate Leaving Messages On Answering Machines

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    I Always Feel Nervous

    I don't know why I have so much trouble doing it, but I do.  It just feels so weird for me.  When I call someone and they don't answer, usually I just hang up.  Then, my mom will ask me if I got them, and when I say no, she'll say, "Then leave a message...
    AloraPeace AloraPeace 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 23, 2009

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    Awkward

    I hate leaving messages on answering machines; I just don't know what to say, and I get tongue-tied. I usually say my name, call me, and leave my phone number, so they can call me back. I never felt comfortable leaving message on answering machines, and I never...
    LittleLena LittleLena 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Wierd

     I really do not like sending messages on the answering machine. I usually don't only unless I have to. After the answer machine lets me give my message, I need to expedite my message quickly. I state the who I am , and why I am calling. I get the urgency after I...
    free112 free112 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 3, 2010

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    I Feel Dumb

    I really don't know why, but I can't stand the way I sound on a recorded message. Others tell me they like my voice but I never have.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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    Hahahaha yes. Hate me and my self esteem gets even higher.
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    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 30

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    create1908 create1908 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F Sep 9

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    Well not hate but dislike. Can't be hate because my husband is one of them. I will go out for two hours and come home to a house that looks like it's been vandalized. I go out...
    HushedThoughts HushedThoughts 22-25 1 Response Sep 11

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