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I Hate Leaving Messages On Answering Machines

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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 5 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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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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    This time I'm not returning. So about a month or two ago I made a post about me leaving and then about two weeks later I came back.. But this time I'm leaving for good. I've...
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    Seriously what is wrong with EP? how come trolls are went unnoticed and wrong flagging is not taken seriously but content from genuine members with no obscene words gets removed...
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    Or at all sometimes sorry if u get ignored i get alot of messages tho so i only look at the ones worth answering, i tend to add everyone who adds me tho lol
    RnneKK RnneKK 13-15, F Mar 11

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    I'm so excited to start a new life! Looking for a place to move into then I am leaving this dreaded life behind.
    Centalcoastlady Centalcoastlady 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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    Since putting up a better photo of me with big smile and flattering my profile page. Two days ago: 7 views Yesterday: 10 views Today: 4 views Messages? None. Except a wink from...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Mar 21

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    I'm leaving this terrible thing called EP. I'm not fat or gaining or anything like I've said I was for a long time. I'm a 140 pound Christian girl who just got bored and did a...
    GettingChubby GettingChubby 18-21, F 9 Responses Mar 9

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    I don't mind getting messages on here, but when someone messages me with just a hi or a hello or something really stupid, I won't answer. I'm not interested in talking with people...
    jerseyjade jerseyjade 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Last month i posted in here about leaving EP. I will be deactivating my account on April 7th 2015. Giving me enough time to tie up loose ends and say goodbye to people I've met...
    EnvyStar EnvyStar 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    dont you just hate it when you are talking to someone for a few days then suddenly you message them get no reply do that for a few days then you post something to a question say...
    theoldguy99 theoldguy99 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    I hate myself so freaking much!!! I tell myself i'm going to runaway and i tell my friends and i say goodbye but then i freaking go sickeningly weak! I just had to read those old...
    AleaAndLexi AleaAndLexi 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I don't want to send dirty pictures. And I don't want to meet up. I don't want a short term conversation. I know I can be blunt. Please don't bother messaging me, if you do all...
    DaddysBabyPrincess1 DaddysBabyPrincess1 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I hate it when my "friends" ignore my messages on purpose. I tried talking to a friend all day yesterday. Sent them 4 messages - and each one said it was read. So I send two angry...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    For the most part, I do. I have my options set so that I don't see profiles that might be a bit much for me. I have my options set so that I don't see my messages right away. I...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Right... I'm actually getting really and truly annoyed by perverted men messaging me constantly!!!!! I'm like 'ooh a message', I open it.. Oh just another ******* pervert with...
    rhiamia rhiamia 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 3

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    I married a man about 6 months ago with three children ages 8, 13 and 15. I am a childless 35 year old who had wanted to have kids of my own until my experience with these children...
    chichimom chichimom 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 9

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    So I set up a date two weeks in advance for an interview, my boss said 'oh, yeah that's fine'. I even came in on a day off yet we agreed I could leave between 2-4 so I drive down...
    randomlyrude randomlyrude 18-21 Mar 12

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    I hate messaging someone and find that they are still answering post while they are messaging you I mean like before they answer you they have to view and answer posts ? Lol I don...
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I've decided that EP is taking more of my time than it should... So, I will be away for as long as I can. Feel free to send me messages for the time being. When I return we can...
    Joerobert2 Joerobert2 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Its just another brainwashing scam with the only intent on social control and creating more mindless machines for the corporate systems. Mandatory schooling. yes, its a total...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 Mar 8

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    The problem with this habit of mine is that all of my friends are early birds. They usually schedule our hang out time SO FREAKING EARLY in the morning, and I'm that girl you see...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    i hate my self. no one takes me seriously. i have a husband that hates me and ive destroyed his life just by meeting him. i have 2 children with him. i feel eorry for him. he...
    leahwh leahwh 22-25, F 14 hrs ago

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    The one thing I hate is how no one does anything about any of this. We can hate school all we want but until something gets done about it it'll just keep happening. But please...
    devinprater devinprater 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    I don't hate her but like she can be so annoying! She gets angry over nothing...so annoying!! She starts screaming with me and my sister over such small things... damn she does it...
    YINYANGINSANE YINYANGINSANE 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Maths hates me, but luckily I hate it back
    Foodlover163 Foodlover163 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    Why is Isn't he answering me? He is like the only person that can make me happy right now
    lilbiatch lilbiatch 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    Consider all of the legislation concerning driving, obeying signs, signals, wearing seat belts, children in car seats, and driving under the influence. I'm not a proponent of...
    Jonny1959 Jonny1959 51-55, M Mar 8

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    So I'm new to this app, so bare with me, but I really need to express the hurt I'm feeling right now. So back in January I was suffering from the worst depression in my life. I had...
    HazzaBoo HazzaBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I enjoy answering questions on EP with "yes" "Describe yourself in one word" "yes" "What's the most important thing in a man?" "yes" "My crush texted me what should I do" "yes"
    Gayooshit16 Gayooshit16 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I hate it when I get messages from people who believe that because you have a pretty face, you're 100% available. It's annoying when they message you asking for pictures and most...
    standingfirm standingfirm 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    i hate the new changes on here. i can understand why they did it, but if you were friends you should still be able to look and send them messages to them. with the new changes...
    jsmith19941978 jsmith19941978 36-40, M Mar 3

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    Hate and Love. When strangers send me messages,and they say there are full of fakes here.but i'm not fake..??? But i check their prof later,Wow...pedofiles... F*uck Off
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Please keep personal messages for people you have actually responded to at least once... Asking for pictures or sending pictures that in most cases are quite badly taken (I do...
    Liverpool47 Liverpool47 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    After 13 years of him I am finally leaving. I am trying to get my ducks in a row without him knowing. I don't know if its possible but my children and I have to leave. He's never...
    artmom77 artmom77 31-35, F Mar 14

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    Getting stuck in a stairwell During college I was in the film club. We were planning on running a film, on actual film that we'd developed and cut ourselves. The only problem was...
    UnhealthySSBBW UnhealthySSBBW 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    first of all, he talked crap to me about my moms side of the family. says what "really" happened when they separated. lies. says my big brother that I'm very close with does drugs...
    A1133cat A1133cat 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20