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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 6 Responses Apr 5, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    He confuses me. Some days, I swear i see clear hints that he likes me. Other days, it's as if he's avoiding me. I can't get him out of my head. He's the first thing i think about...
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    I had a harrowing experience of someone on here who wanted help with issues and led me on to believing i was in a relationship even baiting me with sexy pics, after a while the...
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    Just reading over old messages and then wondering how I ever let it go that far, whats wrong with me :(
    Verix Verix 18-21, M 6 hrs ago

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    Like, probably to the point of it being just slightly unhealthy. You know that little rush of dopamine you get when you see a new message? I love that. I have considered leaving...
    SpiffytheCreative SpiffytheCreative 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    All my emails have been routed for months to my mac machine All the fake advertisement were written by skumbags on Samsung and the other machines I never missed one email...
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    just cuz i didnt reply, 3 hours later i see 10 over messages sent from the same person.. i will just block that person when i see that.. seriously annoying.. =)
    Jasmile Jasmile 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Msnbc was tracked back back to her...she's hacked into Google. . She's not on Mac machines no.. Report The Scumbag
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    I'm talking specifically about when people ignore my private messages on EP. Look, I'm a reasonable guy. If you just say, hey, I don't want to talk right now, message me again...
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    Yes I love him and hate him. It was fun hanging out and chatting with him. He lied to me a lot of times and treat me like ***** when he is in a bad mood. He said he love me but...
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    Always loved answering them. I'll answer literally anything, fire away if you want to -------->
    n4ta1i3 n4ta1i3 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    this is the MOST annoying thing in life honestly. like if you message me and say "hi" I literally already hate you, like you could at least put a smiley face or something!!
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    I hate it when someone messages me FIRST and then ignore me after i reply ;-;
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I like when I open my Ep app. And find some new messages from my friends.. I feel like the loading seconds I'm waiting to open the new messages it's like an hours lol..,
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    Well, as the topic says, I like to see messages in my inbox. It just makes me smile because somebody messaged ME even he/she could message millions of other people. Unfortunately I...
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