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

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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    InvisiableToAll InvisiableToAll 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 never answer the phone unless I'm expecting someone important to call. So therefore, I don't answer the phone 99% of the time. If someone constantly rings the phone wanting me to...
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    I am not a slave to my phone. Sometimes I am doing something and I don't want to be distracted. I don't take my phone in the bathroom with me. I sleep. My full attention is...
    lake1107 lake1107 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I hate the phone. I hate talking on the phone. You'd have to be very special to even get me on the phone.
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    If i'm not at work, i'll be on my phone constantly. I am always checking it, even when I know I didnt get a message or a notification. I cant have a conversation without holding my...
    Cath947 Cath947 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Text me? Please. As soon as I see that phone call screen I freeze up. I just can't do it. Something about phone calls is just so vile to me. I'll wait through the whole thing...
    EmptyLaugh EmptyLaugh 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 20

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