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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    InvisiableToAll InvisiableToAll 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    Hello?

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    There was a time when phones were actually used for talking to people ... with words, sounds ... not texts and pictures. I remember those days long long ago, when I'd have...
    bleubyrd bleubyrd 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I think it is called white noise, where the beautiful repetitive nature of background sound can make you feel so calm and relaxed it becomes so easy to just drift off to the pitter...
    bbwandlonely bbwandlonely 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Dancing bars across my screen...wonder if my phone is about to go out??
    HappyGirlJenny HappyGirlJenny 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I can't stop thinking about when I was fondled as a child I enjoyed it so much I love being touched by a stranger when I pretend I'm sleeping or on a bus or theater anywhere really...
    shyteen1998 shyteen1998 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Your mobile phone manual instructs you not to hold your phone next to your head. So where do you hold your mobile phone? Since you've been warned should you have the right to any...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Apr 10

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    My parents are going away for a week girls can call on Tuesday night I have two phones one is my bedroom phone and my other phone is my cell phone my bedroom phone number is 203...
    master111111111 master111111111 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    My ex-wife use to do this to me. My daughter does this to me.I hate this so much. I rather have some one I'm talking to in a phone conversation just say "I'M DONE TALKING TO YOU...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 3

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    I never had a phone growing up. Everywhere, but my home had phones. I would be asked to use the phone by the host. At home, the attention grabber is the annoying phone with my...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Windows Phones Are good :) A good competitor to both Android and Apple Phones:) I encourage more people to buy Windowsphones :)
    vickyvinoth vickyvinoth 26-30, M Mar 25

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    And people have noticed. Came to hunt gold. Or health. Got discriminated against. Reported it. Got bullied for reporting. Found a mentor. Who just wanted a...
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 26

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    I have Windows phone but EP is only available for Android and iOS. I am sure there would be more like me who want to use EP on their windows phone.
    faisal6309 faisal6309 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Hmm,Tottaly forgot this app was on my phone 😂 but anyways ..! I'm getting bored of my phone apps..anybody got some good apps I could download ?! 👀💕
    HttpAtx HttpAtx 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I am always interested in phone fun. Please send a message if you'd like to chat on the phone.
    JackDaws88 JackDaws88 31-35, M Apr 15

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    I didn't really grow up with mobiles or internet when I was a child. I first used the internet in 2007 When I was 13 and I got my first phone in 2009 (but never used phones much...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Cousin FSHWIV left a long message on my answering machine. Her anxiety sometimes turns into aggression towards me and my mother, mostly when she doesn't agree with our opinions...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    If i loose my phone i am all panicked... You would think because my phone was really important to me i would back up all my data... I do not... another fear is bigger than getting...
    mayabotanica mayabotanica 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I've never had that kind of money, and I Don't see the point of buying a cheap flip phone (all I could afford anyways) if the world is moving onto smart phones now.
    theindigoboy theindigoboy 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i hate sound of rain. 'cos i can hear sound of my bone ache hahaha
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Apr 2

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    Any girls want to have a good time on the phone tonight?
    Benny412 Benny412 31-35, M Mar 25

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    im not addicted my my phone, just Hay Day.. i cant get enough of Hay day.. Anyone Else?
    gigglebuttt gigglebuttt 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I live on my phone.. I can't go 1 minute without it. I wouldn't be on it so much if the people around me were more interesting
    krise17 krise17 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 28

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