Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Hate Leaving Messages On Answering Machines

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 82 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Apr 5, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I hate it when EP users add me , send me one or two messages as if they want to be friends and then just disappear. SO ANNOYING
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Have you ever had a moment where it comes back to haunt you? Have you ever had a moment where you felt hurt, and rage at the same time? Have you ever had a moment where you felt...
    genie201 genie201 31-35, F 5 Responses May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So I have written on here before.. I think like most, I do it to vent because the crap that is pulled is just insane.. Before I decided to write, I read a lot of post on here, some...
    bekah930 bekah930 46-50 7 Responses May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We are all a couple of large amount of issues, and professional espresso equipment is one. Under this umbrella, we offer a number of products and devices, particularly our...
    chuk13 chuk13 22-25, M May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate it when people send me private messages and then never keep up the messages and/or never answer me. In cases like that I simply block the user.
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate it when people send me private messages and then never keep up the messages and/or never answer me. In cases like that I simply block the user.
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate it when people send me private messages and then never keep up the messages and/or never answer me. In cases like that I simply block the user.
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M May 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Life is a long journey. It is impossible to predict the future. Nothing lasts forever. Nothing and nobody is perfect. Everything falls apart in the end anyway. Even if friendships...
    MiladyWinter MiladyWinter 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know a lot of people are talking about messages here, but I really hate it when people respond with 1 word text. hi, hello, or hey are so annoying. and probably one of my biggest...
    bretneyc bretneyc 22-25, F 1 Response May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I absolutely HATE my job, but i am also thankful to have one. I work at the back of a butcher shop, as a cleaner/general assistant, but i work with a bunch of lazy f*ckwits...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've posted here before about how abusive my husband is to me. I'm planning on leaving him this summer because my parents are coming down and by that time I'll save up some more...
    Faith89 Faith89 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    On the outer image, people would always see a mom and a daughter clinging to each other as if their life depended on it. However, as the quote says, "Believe only half of what you...
    lifeishard0 lifeishard0 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My past two relationships were like that. One day we were fine, no fights, no problems, nothing then one day they just stop talking to me. Lucas and Ken were my last two and they...
    ceceophie ceceophie 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just don't like it when some EP'ers message me weird and questionable things. For example yesterday a guy on here asked me if I could send him a picture of my shoes. There have...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 18-21, F 1 Response May 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Now, I'm usually the one who's happy and optimistic in most situations. But I cant even think about happiness right now. I'm in the closet with my father and our relationship is...
    QueerCobweb QueerCobweb 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    High position in the office does not mean it gives a person the right to bypass the manner and be rude. No one wants to do the tasks that have not been prearranged or not even part...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I get so many messages from guys saying hi that I don't bother. They all end the same way, aka me blocking them cuz they're desperate pervs.
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 2 Responses May 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I cant stand small talk in real life. Never mind the internet. If your opening message is "Hi", "Hey", "Hello" etc. then chances are I will not reply. Not because i'm mean but...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 5 Responses May 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M May 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I own a ranch, which requires work, which means big machines needed for the job. So one day I was transporting two CAT backhoes on a trailer pulled by my Ford F-550. I was driving...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 41-45, M 1 Response May 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What is it about VPS in Indian that interests us? Why should we worry about VPS in India? These will be the questions that we ask ourselves daily, and that I will attempt to...
    overjoyedcadre816 overjoyedcadre816 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There is a reason I only message two people in my private messages bc some of the messages I receive are truly disgusting I get quite a few telling me to put peanut butter on my...
    Jusjellybean Jusjellybean 18-21, F 17 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't hate my children. I was frustrated and angry and in the moment typed it into google. (Much better than saying it to them) I am clinically depressed and when I am down I...
    madlisatom madlisatom 41-45, F 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Thank you to all my dear friends on Ep whom I have had over the last couple of years. It has been lovely reading your stories and / or messages. It is a new exciting season for me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I just wanted to take a moment and let those who "follow" me know that my time in EP must come to an end. It has been 7.5 months since my affair ended and while I have made great...
    itsmrwhiteyo itsmrwhiteyo 41-45, M 3 Responses May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i can't stand kids! i never wanted kids! i mean some are cute to look at for like five seconds but then i'm over it and i want them to get away! i hate holding them, playing with...
    srose08 srose08 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I didn't know what to do when I first joined, but I figured out pretty quick that I wanted to make friends and chat with them. I had two people that I thought were "friends" in...
    abcdeltabob abcdeltabob 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I sent a request two weeks ago to my HR department for a request to transfer office back to Europe. As week passed. y where my email was unanswered so I resent another email as...
    pulsar78 pulsar78 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's been a few years. I have been with other people. But he always crosses my mind. I have no idea why. He never was anything special. He never treated me like above and beyond...
    kmore21 kmore21 26-30 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Haters gonna hate, I guess. :/
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed 13-15, F 1 Response May 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have two loving parents and two great brothers. My other family is loving-ish but we are dysfunctional and no where near perfect. But I am loved. But this factor just makes me...
    HollowHeart17 HollowHeart17 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Oh,yes, indeedy, I do. I hate `em. I`m a naturally worrisome person. When I was in kindergarten, I used to recite messages we were supposed to give our parents in my sleep AFTER I...
    WeepGrl WeepGrl 22-25, F May 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, my second stepdad. My mom is in the process of divorcing his abusive *** right now. I hate that man. If you can even call him a man.. Hate him with all my heart. He would...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 16-17, F 5 Responses May 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just got messages by one of them and that burns my eyes..One thing for sure,I hate pervs and pedos
    EvansuSena EvansuSena 13-15, F 2 Responses May 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've posted here before about how my husband kids and I stayed with mil and she was totally horrible to us. she would slam things, get mad when I cooked my kids food, go through...
    yesitsme123 yesitsme123 31-35 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I absolutely hate it, especially when it's the person you're most wanting to chat with that choose to avoid your damn messages. It just makes me so ******* angry!!!! I swear, I had...
    BrutallyHonest13 BrutallyHonest13 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Okay, maybe hate is too strong to use. Let me begin. My mum and real dad had me when they was 18 and split up when I was born, never really got back together so I don't get upset...
    Rubyalexander Rubyalexander 18-21, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For so many years, I've been nothing but nice to my in-laws, especially to my sil. Firs