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I 'm Not Fond of the Sound of a Ringing Phone

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    I use my personal phone

    for work, and some days my phone is ringing off the hook. After a while I got sick of hearing it, but I still love my job!
    EntrepGuy EntrepGuy 22-25, M Feb 13, 2014

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    Hello?

    seven days
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 16, 2009

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    Hate It

    I hate the sound of a ringing phone.  I get p*ssed when I hear it ringing.  I don't even know why unless I associate it with all the escalations I handle for work.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    It Can Be Painful Sometimes

    especially if you're trying to sleep. but also when it surprises you, when you're trying to have an intimate moment, when you're trying to have some alon time....it can be really annoying just to hear it ring and be interrupted. I don't really want a cell phone because I'd want...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F May 24, 2008

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    Phones Are For Call Centres

    After working in a call centre for so long, I just *hate* to hear phones ringing, unless it's my cell phone (and not work calling me). You talk to idiots on the phone all day who only care about themselves...you don't feel like talking on the phone past that. -.- I've only...
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX 26-30, M May 23, 2008

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    Nah, It's Worse Than That

    not only am i not fond of it, i absolutely fkn despise it pardon my french.  i think we should just do away with the damn things.
    trixi trixi 41-45, F Dec 29, 2008

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    I don't know why I find it

    so annoying. I'm more so annoyed hearing mine ring than others. I pretty much always have my phone on vibrate instead.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21 Jul 17, 2014

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    Answer your damn phone!

    One of the things that drive me crazy is when someone just lets their phone ring incessantly yet seem to be oblivious. Same thing with their screaming kids...but that's another story!
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2014

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    I am NOT fond of the sound of a phone ringing.

    Especially a basis ring. Now if it is a song I can deal with it, but the basic old school annoying ring drives me completely crazy.
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F Apr 7, 2014

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    It isn't a specific ringtone

    that bothers me; I hate to hear the sound of my phone ringing period. I know this sounds terrible, but I can't stand when people call me. I hate it so much that I keep my phone on silent at all times- no sound and no vibration. I cringe when I hear it ring, because I don't want...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    At Work...

    I have a resources room attached to my office where I prepare multiple copies and bind and do stock taking of products etc.  I have this joke with the receptionist that she waits until I am in there to ring through to my office phone, when I run out, she then will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2008

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    Well...NOW I Hate It.

    The phone was ringing several times a day since last week because of my retarded cousin and her neverending drama. Now when the phone rings it is never about anything positive. I do not even answer the phone anymore because I know that my friends are not going to call (they have...
    angelofthenight angelofthenight 18-21, F Dec 29, 2008

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    Ringing At The Wrong Time

    Why is it people always call at the most inconvenient times? ie when you're making love or have just sat down to a nice dinner!! Grrr! I'm bad when it comes to answering my phone anyway and I usually just leave it ring, if it's important they can ring back or leave a message...
    MementoMori1983 MementoMori1983 22-25, F Nov 24, 2009

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    It Seem Rude...

     Stephen Fry put it best: "if someone burst into your office and started yelling TALK TO ME NOW! and banging there hand on your desk until you answered them, that would be considered rude" So a phone making a noise until you spoke to the person on the other end...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2008

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    I Work Taking Calls

    Go figure, I don't answer my mobile if I am doing something with the girlfriend or having a good time with something. everyone does not have to be available to you 24hrs a day.
    CyberDeath118 CyberDeath118 26-30, M Nov 11, 2013

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    I hate it. I also hate voicemail.

    I am like this now since I started my job as a call center rep for a home party business (like party lite). Call after call after call. Sometimes they were quick, but often you got the really not tech savvy ladies. I think I was on a call for about 50 minutes one time. No holds...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F Apr 27, 2014

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    Despise The Phone

    no one will call unless i decide to do something,then,everyone calls.it rings and rings.i can try to relax and people will call about the stupidest things.try to get some rest,and someone will want me to come see why their dvd player is not showing a picture on there tv.please...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Sep 26, 2013

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    Talk

    Don't get me wrong, there's no shortage of men and women on the LC switchboard who are ready to take your call. What I object to is that incessant ringing, you know the kind - four, five, six, seven rings to the point where you are sprinting up and down stairs, running across the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 24, 2011

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    It isn't a specific ringtone

    that bothers me; I hate to hear the sound of my phone ringing period. I know this sounds terrible, but I can't stand when people call me. I hate it so much that I keep my phone on silent at all times- no sound and no vibration. I cringe when I hear it ring, because I don't want...
    Forgettotrust Forgettotrust 26-30, F May 4, 2014

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    InvisiableToAll InvisiableToAll 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    Better Than It Was, I Guess...

    The old kind of bell-type ring used to trigger me all out of mind.  The sound no longer sends me into an instant flashback every time, but I'm not fond of it. 
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Sep 28, 2011

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    I don't know why, but I've never really liked

    my phone ringing. Maybe because it wakes me up when I'm sleeping. It may just be because of how I'm used to having my phone on silent mode as I was afraid it would go off during schooltime/lessons. Luckily I have now graduated from school, so I don't need to worry about that...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 5, 2014

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    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    camulos camulos 36-40, M Aug 25

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    RememberTomorrow RememberTomorrow 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Its also my diary so yea its that important to me wouldn't say its my life but i really love my phone :p
    Degeneralfuqu1 Degeneralfuqu1 16-17, F Aug 22

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    I use to have a job that tied me to my phone all day and all night. Now I have changed jobs and now can not stop caring M phone around with me every min of the day!
    cuise cuise 36-40, M Aug 21

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    I lose all inhibitions. I hate it! I should put phone down when I pick up a drink. You would think that at my age I'd know better.. do I ****!
    Magsminx Magsminx 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Click, click, click, click...just the sound alone is so powerful. What an incredible feeling!
    BoyNbraNpanties BoyNbraNpanties 26-30, M Aug 21

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    Today my phone died and I couldn't find my charger so when my roomate's friends came over I just stared at a black screen acting like I was texting XD until I was caught by one of...
    NoGlassesNoLife NoGlassesNoLife 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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    aScousersTales aScousersTales 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Woke up this morning ready to start the day, but rain is falling and it sounds so sleepy. The pillow looks so inviting, maybe five more minutes...
    Softandsweet2 Softandsweet2 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    lol it happens a lot. A phone? Nah, Ipad xD
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 18

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