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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 4 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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    first, i apologize for my poor english. so, my family always seem to having problem in financial issue. i'm a sophomore in college now. and i hate how my dad would make my mom...
    torch12 torch12 18-21, F 1 Response 22 mins ago

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    So I have a canine crossbite. I hate it so much. It looks like I have a missing tooth. I've been asking my mum for braces since 7th grade and the answer has always been "I can't...
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    It was Begging of September of 2015... I was invited to a Wedding to a military buddy of mine. And I was feeling more Obligated to go because I am a man of my word.. I woke up that...
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    Since I was 7, I'd go to my cousin's house every day after school. Let's just say I wasn't very smart or was sure what I was even doing. I hated their house, I hated waiting there...
    allnamesrtakenx allnamesrtakenx 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Every day is a roller coaster of emotions. She feels the need to harass me the moment she sees me in the morning. One time, I had just walked into the building while she was...
    sayhellnotobs sayhellnotobs 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    HEARTMOB Anyone experiencing online harassment can report and document the harassment through HeartMob’s private, highly-secure website. Members of the Heartmobber community...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've just joined and gotten two creepy messages. Ugh
    pandabear2610 pandabear2610 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    What a great “weigh” to start a Wednesday! My morning weigh-in was 201 lbs., so not only did I meet my 200 lb. goal, but also gained a bonus pound! Must have been...
    New2fat71 New2fat71 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    In special when I'm register my self on a new service, and at first login i received many messages from unknown people, and my profile remains incomplete..... that's amazing...
    shakt93 shakt93 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Hello I'm a 15 ur old girl who litters. I don't give a **** about the envoirnment because the problems will happen when I'm dead. I just don't see the point in not littering. It's...
    XxxxXflasher XxxxXflasher 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    The biggest liar I've ever met was actually my previous boyfriend. The funny thing about it is that he would always go on and on and on about how he hated liars and being lied to...
    BexBaby84 BexBaby84 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    If it isn't the baby mama then its her family conjuring up drama and at times its both. Some months ago her family members were walking pass my fiancé's mother house because "they...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have one of those hand crank laundry machines, right? To conserve power staying green and all that. Its great BUT YOU GOTTA CRANK IT FOREVVVVVER!
    noahbodie99 noahbodie99 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I really do hate that. I delete most people when they inbox me and they say hi or hey! I don't block people who say that I just delete the message because blocking someone for no...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    To say I hate my job is a vast understatement. This place is absolutely horrible. Worst Machine shop I have ever worked at. Filthy and dingy and dim lit. Machines are ancient and...
    Broken31 Broken31 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I know im not the only one whose been brought to tears of frustration or snarled at some poor or naïve person trying to hold a job, just trying to find out how to get messages...
    luckylassie luckylassie 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I feel that most people in my life are only there due to convenience. I don't feel any "bond" or connection with even my closest friends and family anymore. I know it's my fault...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 3

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    When the phone rings, it screams. It's a call to action but I freeze. The palpitations begin. I count eight hideous, intrusive, demanding double rings. Screech-screech, 'Oh, God...
    voiceofthebee voiceofthebee 46-50, F Feb 3

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    The company I work for is slowly dying, and it's depressing to be here and watch. It's a small company, but at one point it had great potential for growth. Then they lost two big...
    chronicmisfit chronicmisfit 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    I was never all that interested in having kids. I liked them just fine, I just never really saw myself as a Dad and couldn't imagine taking on that responsibility. I met my...
    Fedup2016 Fedup2016 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I am a recovering male anorexic who has been in outpatient therapy since March of last year. Back in June, I wasn't improving at all, and was starting to get very sick. It got to...
    Caridinals21 Caridinals21 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    I've been in this hole of a state for nearly 20 years. When I first moved here, I was 21, full of **** and vinegar and wanting to conquer the world and earn my fortune. Well, I...
    Stepdadoutside Stepdadoutside 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    So things just don't get better with this child. She was here for the weekend and literally failed to turn off the light EVERY SINGLE TIME she left a room. Including leaving her...
    mouthymomma mouthymomma 26-30 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I think it's time to leave ep. I came here to vent and relate to people that possibly have the same issues that I do. Instead I get hit with rude comments and messages. Venting...
    Whatsmystory Whatsmystory 26-30, F 15 Responses Jan 30

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    I normally don't let random people's messages get to me, not even those pictures. It is what it is. I try not to block anyone if possible. However, there is always an exception to...
    TulipBaby TulipBaby 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 30

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    I join a social site and my inbox gets cluttered with messages from men in Africa. I mean seriously we all know about the scams, just go away!!!
    kewlchicc kewlchicc 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    EP sure loves taking its time sending its messages >.>
    ItzPuppeh ItzPuppeh 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Okay so I'm really nervous to do this but I've decided to tell someone whats been going on. My mom has a boyfriend whose an awful excuse for a human being. He calls my mom a...
    Fal22 Fal22 16-17, F Jan 26

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    I hate when women play with my emotions and cheat on me for another man and then tell they are leaving me. I just want to feel loved and appreciated by someone who truly cared...
    Anthony2400 Anthony2400 22-25, M Jan 26

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    Guys Before any of u message me. Please b aware that I rarely read messages from new ppl. I've had so many bad experiences with perverts on ep that I just don't bother...
    NudistKris NudistKris 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 26

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    Like wtf he texted, me I ignored like 2 or 3 messages he send me. Then I check my new messages and he send those 2, it had me dying of laughter 😂😂💀
    AyeItsCarl AyeItsCarl 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    I have had men PM me. I assume they need someone to talk to and share their story. All they want to do is asking probing questions about your private life. Hello? I don't know you...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    I HATE when somebody adds you or messages you and you ask them why they did and they claim to not know... Like obviously you have a reason, it's either you found them attractive...
    MONSTERxSiZED MONSTERxSiZED 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Well I have seen many psychiatrists and mental health professionals and they all said the same thing that I do not suffer from schizophrenia or any psychotic disorder ...so if...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Life is always going to be hard for me, isn't it? I wish the world loved introverts or INFPs. I wish the secret to winning everything was introvertness. But no, we have to always...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 1 Response Jan 24

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    Hi am being being judge by my messages a my grammar and explaining things on experience project
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    As if packing for me wasn't bad enough I packed everyone else's stuff too! Hahaha it's ok someone's got to do it! I also had a special request from my brother to buy him some...
    Triztemuneca87 Triztemuneca87 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 22

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