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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    InvisiableToAll InvisiableToAll 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 21-25, F Dec 29, 2008

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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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    Hello?

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

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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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    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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    I just get so scared each time I have to speak to anyone on the phone that immediately get a panic attack. Yesterday I had to make a phone call to one of our partners to negotiate...
    LorelaiSky LorelaiSky 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Ugh my mom and older brother do this every time they talk on the phone. I could hear my mom's conversation while I was outside. She walks around the house and I still hear what she...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    Don't get me wrong, I like using my phone too, that's usually how I use this site now. It's just that it feels like when I'm hanging out with friends, everyone's on their phones...
    andrewD51 andrewD51 18-21, M Nov 12

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    it's so amazing just to hear the other persons voice gives me butterflies I could literally talk on the phone all day. if not being right next to them then phone is the next best...
    kencity kencity 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    It ruins my entire day if I have to make a phone call to someone I don't know. I sit for hours trying to work up the nerve to dial the number and then I hang up once or twice. I...
    ShyGuy990 ShyGuy990 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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.
    nylaa nylaa 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Disney movies' soundtracks are the best! My favorite so far is Gift of a Friend by Demi Lovato, the soundtrack of Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure. And Barbie movies' soundtracks...
    tinypoop tinypoop 16-17, F Oct 28

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    The unofficial "Fantasica" wiki has proved the beginning of a new function in "Fantasica." The Mandragora March that celebration is known as , plus it started on April 26, 2013...
    John588s9nki John588s9nki 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 22

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    I was laying on my back on my bed. My friend was sitting next to me and i heard my phone vibrate on the side table so i grabbed it and started to scroll through my messages. I had...
    LeziGoddess LeziGoddess 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I'm sad. :( I did something I shouldn't have with my phone (GRRR!!!!) and now I have to get it to come back to life, probably with KitKat. I liked the JB version I had but...
    omgwut omgwut 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    There is no emotional connection with text and the phone can only do so much. I prefer face to face, it's so much more meaningful. .. then I'll go with phone and last text..
    nessa8a nessa8a 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    What a morning.... With all the other stuffs I usually have to do on a Tuesday morning....i woke up this morning....to find my cell phone wasn't working....wouldn't come out of...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I had phone sex with another girl earlier this morning it was amazing i want no no no I NEED more...if you are a girl in the USA and want to have phone sex let me know.
    white0992 white0992 18-21, F Oct 30

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    About three months back I changed phone from the iPhone 4 to the Galaxy S5 and I love it. I love how Android is so customizable and they are so many different options. I believe...
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I am a cell phone maniac and I love the way an Android phone can be customized in so many ways, i love to do it all day long until i cannot hold my sleep anymore.
    sr5060il sr5060il 18-21, M Nov 5

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    Definition of my best friend and his phone sex phone calls >_>
    WeSeeWeJudge WeSeeWeJudge 13-15, M Nov 8

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    My phone go took away But go it back a couple hours How? Wow I use my magic lol :3 I just don't talk to anyone and be quiet and act gloomy If I have to talk I mumble Sooner or...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Nov 12

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    Sony - then I had Sony phones for years, this has to be the fifth or sixth one. I was once saying to my son that people get lured in to only buy from one manufacturer by the hype...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 14

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    My phone has become my new bff. I write, play games, communicate with others, read, sleep with it, it's technology at its best. When it's not around I feel lost. I use it to talk...
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Been on the phone for 12 hours. Love long phone calls :)
    angellove19 angellove19 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I'm always on my phone. My phone is like my shadow. You would always see me on it. Being outside I'm not on it, I get bored not being on it but it's better staying off of it then...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    my moms going to take my phone away when she gets back. every time I don't go to school because I'm sick, she decides to take it away because she feels I'm being defiant, and her...
    emgal emgal 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hey. Wait. I am not always on this phone. I get 4 to 6 hours of sleep a day. And cant make meals on the phone. So stop lying about me.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Her mobile phone has a product called mspy installed which is an advanced mobile monitoring solution that tracks all activity on her phone (calls, etc) and also returns her GPS...
    mistermisery mistermisery 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    Stages of people on cellphones at the theater. 1. Uhhh... rude. 2. Excuse you. 3. Yeah the nice lady's voice reminded us twice earlier to turn our phones off. 4. Shut up now or...
    Blujay02 Blujay02 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago