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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

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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 21-25, F 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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    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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    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, F Jul 17

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 1 Response Apr 27

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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 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

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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

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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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    Hello?

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

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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 1 Response May 4

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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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    InvisiableToAll InvisiableToAll 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I don't like hearing the phone ring

    as it seems like people only call when they want something then when they get it I don't hear from them until they need something again.
    JackNJ JackNJ 36-40, M Apr 27

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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

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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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    I hate the sound of my voice soooo much especially over the phone. People always say that I talk to low or quiet, but I'm just not a loud person. I really hate when I wanna talk to...
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    I love to sing in the shower or anywhere else where no one can hear me. I have a terrible singing voice but at least I'm aware of it.....now. I am not exaggerating when I say...
    visionofvenus visionofvenus 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Especially in the mens room. I mean I'm in a stall perusing a certain personal interest and in the stall next door some kind of "amusing" sounds can be heard. Then... Hello...
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Joe grew up in a small town, then moved away to attend college and law school. He decided to come back to the small town because he could be a big man in this small town. He...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Talking on the phone is stressful because the person on the other side doesn't know if something distracting is going on my side. A lot of times when my sister and I are at home...
    AlpineBeast AlpineBeast 16-17, F Jul 9

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    talking on the phone with never been one of my favorite activities. Neither has texting! to me, when you text or talk on the phone, you lose so much in the conversation I mean if...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I never pick up te phone when I'm home alone or with my friends. Mostly because I'm really awkward on the phone or really lazy to run downstairs and get the phone.
    WillsWill WillsWill 16-17, M Jul 13

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    Definitely! Needed to make an emergency call? You had to make it to a pay phone. The idea of webpages for all to see and connecting to the world... was unbelievable. Cars often did...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jul 19

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    one of the few sounds that remind me of my childhood, as soon as i hear the sound of rain, i think back to my childhood home that had a tin roof, i used to just lay in bed at night...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    They make a "nature sounds" atmosphere enhancement that plays sounds. But I prefer the real thing...and don't even mind getting a little wet! I love the atmosphere that storms...
    maggiemaggamuff maggiemaggamuff 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    OMG I've dropped my phone a million times! I've even got a little bit of tea on it, and IT STILL WORKS! No scratches. No technical difficulties or malfunctions 😃😸 I love my...
    LaLaWreckU LaLaWreckU 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I worry about phones and how much information others can get. Anytime I call or text someone, I don't feel safe because someone could be getting my information. It is also way more...
    dogssing dogssing 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    This is the most recent picture i've taken with my phone. It's really bad quality because my phone isn't the best.
    hornewrecked hornewrecked 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    its just so much more personal, and you get to see their reactions. and i know this is obvious but its just so much more real and just coming for a few long distance relationships...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 7

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    It's so crazy at how many pics I've taken with my phone. I got over 1,200 pics. But the thing is, I'm possibly getting a new phone and I need to back up all my pics and videos...
    ExpressGillian ExpressGillian 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    anyone can buy a cell phone and anyone can buy a car. combine driving with the cell phone use and "poof' like magic you have an accident waiting to happen. imagine if those that...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I have bad social anxiety but I would still prefer to talk face to face as I get so anxious talking on the phone! I get all panicky and dread it. I avoid making any phone calls.
    omnigalahad omnigalahad 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I have been doing this on the phone for years now and it doesn't get old when you do it for the first time with a stranger you don't know it just makes it that much more exciting...
    heartgun heartgun 26-30, M a week ago

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    I hate speaking through text or the phone I can never express or type the right thing and all my friends think I'm avoiding them but that's not the case and this is the reason my...
    heyapple69 heyapple69 66-70, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Geez.. still smiling after seeing this experience. So yeah, I was laying in bed as you'd usually do whilst you're on here at night. I rarely ever do this (and it punished me when I...
    Kwilkwar9 Kwilkwar9 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So happy I have my phone back!I can honestly say I'm 1 of those people who cant live without their phone!!
    sexycapricorn29 sexycapricorn29 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Like the sound of the ocean off its constancy, the rain and the wind are good sounds. I find peace in water.
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    I don't know why, but I've always loved the sound of rain. I usually wake up to the sound of rain hitting my bedroom windows as Mancunian weather is awful most of the time. Rain...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 7

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    The brute sound of thunder that shakes the air violently turns me on.Hmmmm...making love to someone during a thunderstorm sounds good for me ;)(Actually I wanted to make a poem of...
    OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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