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

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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

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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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    Hello?

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    well bad weather here in Florida so I guess I'll be sleeping to the sound of rain alot this week
    lipsofanangel26 lipsofanangel26 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I got a all yesterday afternoon from my ex. I hear the phone ring twice and only twice. Why did he call? Was it accidental? That means h didn't erase my number or maybe he just...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 26-30, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    well since i like the gaelic language and im trying to learn french now in schooli have recently found songs sung in french and the similarities between the 2 languages are quite...
    idkwhatiam idkwhatiam 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This is a sound that never gets old... Love the sound of scissors slowly cutting through dry hair...
    CutMyHairShort CutMyHairShort 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Heavy Rain...I have an app on my phone called Relax Melodies. You choose the sounds you find soothing. My formula is rain ...winds ... thunder... storm...heavy rain...icy sleet...
    southerncaviar southerncaviar 51-55, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    This morning rain was falling softly on the metal roof as my alarm clock was going off. It was so easy to snuggle down into the warmth of the covers and listen to the sound of the...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I remember way back when, when most people didn't have internet. Cell phones was these big brick looking things. There is times I miss those days. People interacted with each other...
    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've always like the sound of rain on a tent or hammock fly. It is such a relaxing sound and if the hammock is gently swaying it is even better.
    camulos camulos 36-40, M 3 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    There is nothing better than falling asleep listening to the sound of the rain. The sound of rain drops hitting your roof and window, and while it might be cold and windy outside...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 20

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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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    I love the sound of wind thru the trees, enchanting, isn't it???
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 18

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    The sound of the wind high up in the pines at our fishing cabin when I was a young man was so soothing and peaceful. On a hot summer day the wind would start slowly and build. Love...
    grandpaj grandpaj 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    https://soundcloud.com/young-shaman-1/mechanical-failure
    InabaTewi InabaTewi 16-17, M Aug 18

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    I was lying down and dropped my phone from like 6 inches and it hit my eye 😷
    Alex2276 Alex2276 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    and I got an app with different rain sounds and it plays all night long till I fall asleep :)
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    My latest track: https://soundcloud.com/young-shaman-1/goodbye
    InabaTewi InabaTewi 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    I am one of those people who constantly needs to have my phone with me. Not so much for texting, I rarely text anyone. A lot of my phone is used to browse the web and to read. If I...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I love nothing more than to go sit by a river or lake and listen to the sound of the water mixed with the birds, who are flying around. It's one of the most peaceful sounds in the...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    yah I had an I phone 6 plus! I sold it. only cool thing was the size and the camera!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 14

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    I miss the rain. I always use to open the window of my room when it rain. it let the fresh air in and the sound was so relaxing and calming. too bad it hadn't rain in a long time
    LaDulceVida0810 LaDulceVida0810 22-25, F Aug 14

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