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

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    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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    Hello?

    seven days
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 16, 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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    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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    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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    InvisiableToAll InvisiableToAll 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Is anyone else just really awkward and nervous when u actually have to talk to someone on the phone? Really nerve wrecking
    sailorindigo sailorindigo 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    But something weird happened twice today. I walked out into my garden and as soon as I walked out I heard the local church bell ring just once. I thought to myself wow is that the...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    a day ago, I asked them to stay on the phone with me till I fell asleep. I was too happy, I didn't wanna hang up the phone. I know i can't be physically there right now. I just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 days ago

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    Do any guys in the US want to talk? I need a new phone friend...
    Whenitrains89 Whenitrains89 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I always sound and feel awkward and don't know what to say. Talking face-to-face is fine and texting is good. But I don't like talking on the phone.
    WanderingZK WanderingZK 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I don't answer the phone to anyone outside my contact list. I have answered the phone a few times, and all I get is silence on the other end. WHY call me if they aren't going to...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 5 days ago

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    I wanna play daddy while having phone sex!
    Zampheer Zampheer 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    They make me feel like there's a bunch of secrets or things wrong on there. Always hiding the phone, so will I. Tired of phone secrets
    IntoxicatedFairy IntoxicatedFairy 18-21, F a week ago

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    Yeah... I remember when those didn't exist.. I did everything by hand when I wrote my stories or wrote in a journal. I was the last member of the family to own a computer. I hated...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T a week ago

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    anyone want to talk on the phone?
    kaitlynpaige1996 kaitlynpaige1996 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am slow at adopting technology and only use it when it actually suits me. I like the Internet because I am a knowledge hound, and email allows me efficient access to people, but...
    65Cadillac 65Cadillac 41-45, M a week ago

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    So it's 1am and I'm laying in bed when I suddenly hear the sound I've been missing all winter! The sound of thunder rolling in the distance and then as if my wish had come true the...
    Daniellevn Daniellevn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I'm listening to some nature sounds and rain right now. Trying to fall asleep, I know being on my phone doesn't help, but neither does just lying here. Besides that I just adore...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F Jul 23

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    Three years ago we stopped talking. Three years ago I've deleted your phone number. I just don't understand why I still freakn' remember your phone number. Ugh. I don't even...
    ComplicatedWounded ComplicatedWounded 26-30, F Jul 23

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    men tell me that i have a sexy voice. however, i dont like it. i have a very soft, high pitched,weak sounding voice. for this reason,i sound mousy and meek and thats the way people...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I love falling asleep to the sound of rain because it's a white noise that fades out my thoughts when I'm trying to shut down at night. So I got an app on my phone which plays the...
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