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I Never Pick Up the Phone

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    Only Phone I Pick Up Is My Mobile

    I will never answer the home phone as people who wanna reach me know to call my mobile. Even if the call is for me I will insist they call on the mobile as my eavesdropping family listen in on the calls. Mainly the calls that come through on the home phone are sales calls, the...
    strawberrybunny strawberrybunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    I Hate Answering the Phone!

    And I never listen to my voicemails! I hate how you have to drop everything and switch modes instantly when the phone rings. I mean, no one is ever just sitting around waiting for the phone to ring... are they? People are always asking me why I sound so mad on the...
    miochiyo miochiyo 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    It Drives Me Insane

    My aunt is driving me to the brink of insanity. She calls every day...if I don't pick up - then 2-3 times a day. No matter how much I say I am busy, it makes her try harder to get me. Now I dont pick up at all, have removed voicemail and if she calls on my cell, I just reply by e...
    ash231 ash231 22-25 Jun 19, 2009

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    I Hate Phones

    I hate phones.  I only have one because there are occasions when I need to call someone, so I'll use it then.  But when it rings I never pick it up. People who call me (and they're not returning a call I'm making) only call to bother me.  They need me to make...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M Oct 18, 2007

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    It Drives Me Insane

    My aunt is driving me to the brink of insanity. She calls every day...if I don't pick up - then 2-3 times a day. No matter how much I say I am busy, it makes her try harder to get me. Now I dont pick up at all, have removed voicemail and if she calls on my cell, I just reply by e...
    ash231 ash231 22-25 Jun 19, 2009

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    Spanking Good Or Bad

    (I wrote this paper in college. I was estranged from the friend at the time and needed a topic for class. I remember the horrific experiences while in this relationship as friends with children..  We regained our friendship off and on through the years.  For many serious...
    Laragn Laragn 41-45, F Mar 21, 2012

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    Lol

    The truth is that I have talked so much over the phone when I was younger, that I now find this a waste of time. Also there are so many people out there who ONLY waste your time with nonsense and stupidity. So I cannot say I never pick up the phone...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    Because I Hope It's Not Him

    i never pick up the phone. never carry it around with me unless i have to. never answer anyone back...because i've conditioned myself to never check it. i'm hopelessly romantic, hopelessly optimistic when it comes to someone i love. not always a good thing if the person doesn't...
    lifewater124 lifewater124 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2007

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    Can I Be Honest?

    I never pick up the phone so that I can use, "I never pick up the phone" as an excuse with all those people I don't like to talk to. Tehe. I'm a terrible person.
    thetailorsdummy thetailorsdummy 21-25, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    Why I Chose Not To Answer My Phone.

    So many people are good about picking up the cell phone. I used to be really good at it, I then found out it was a complete waste of my valuable time. I would be better reached via e-mail. Research has found that after communicating with someone, you are so enclosed to your...
    DrummerMichael DrummerMichael 16-17, M Jul 2, 2012

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    Ever Since My Grandfather Died

    My grandfather was in the hospital and was not doing well. I was away at college and every time the phone rang I was scared it was going to be "that" phone call, my parents saying he was dead. Eventually I did get that phone call. Now, 9 years later my heart still skips...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl 26-30, F Sep 2, 2008

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    I Never Answer the Home Phone...

    Because nobody calls me there. Everybody that want's to talk to me knows to call my cell. That's the only phone I'll answer. 
    chris914 chris914 46-50, M Oct 26, 2007

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    My Wonderful Telephone

    I have a wonderful telephone (black and violet, furry...it's just fabulous) but I never pick it up. I used to answer in a hurry just to know who was calling (thinking it was someone who had changed my day) but it was always someone advertising something or people who wanted to...
    Vaiolet Vaiolet 18-21, F Aug 31, 2007

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    Hello???

    My house phone has become obsolete, because anyone who wants me, usually calls me on my cell phone. The only function my house phone serves at the present moment is to use the phone line for fax applications. I don't even want a house phone anymore because tele marketers ...
    Caliper Caliper 56-60, M 1 Response May 13, 2009

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    Phones

    I never answer my land line right away.  I always let the answering machine pick it up, and if someone worthwhile starts leaving a message, I'll pick up.  Way too many telemarketers, credit card companies, political organizations and representatives from my Internet...
    SingsDevilMusic SingsDevilMusic 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    Mainly Because.........

    It's not my phone & it's never for me. :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 2009

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    Not A Phone Talker...

    I'm not a phone person. If someone needs to contact me they can Facebook me or chat me or something. Hell they'd even have a better time texting me lol.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Jan 29, 2012

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    Yeah Im Kinda Dealing With a B...

    yeah im kinda dealing with a bankruptcy issue so i have to dodge the bill collectors and other random people who want money.
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F Oct 10, 2007

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    What Do You Expect After 40 Hours?

      Once more I will admi that the majority of humanity just confuse the tarnation out of me. So I am sitting there in a small cubicle that I cannot comfortably stretch out in, eyes squinting at the screen while having my ear chain to the desk as I hear cussing...
    Dormantdrakon Dormantdrakon 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2009

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    Two Cell Phones

    One in Ecuador with abductor and my son, one with me, waiting in vain, hopelessly for a call, something, just to hear my sons voice,  he was 10 at the time and had been gone for only a few weeks, but now with the knowledge that we may never see each other again. This went on...
    Laragn Laragn 41-45, F Feb 29, 2012

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    Before you pick up that call, there must b a total change of mood, reorganized state of mind. U may b in a happy mood but as soon as you pick up that call everything around you...
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Well I'm 17 years old with no driver license or job yet.I barely go out because I barely have any close friends. And lately the people who I thought were my friends are picking on...
    breebree0233 breebree0233 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's 3.00 a.m....the phone rings...I pick up the receiver and you say: "_________________"
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5

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    I left my phone home one day, and I kept turning to pick it up while I was at work. It felt like I lost a limb. There needs to be a 12-step program for this problem!
    icre8withwordz icre8withwordz 22-25, F Dec 9

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    I have a gold ring that I wear all the time. When I sleep, as I shower, even if I needed to wear another ring, I'd still wear this one too. I got this ring from my father, and he...
    CoolManMcGoodName CoolManMcGoodName 16-17, M Dec 1

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    Ever since I can remember iv been a picker. I'll see a scab and pick it, se times for like a month leaving scars because it never heals. I pick my lips constantly and chew the...
    Migzy623 Migzy623 26-30, F Dec 8

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    ...unless you are a deviant! By deviant I mean sexual predator, rapist, sex offender. If this is you; pray our paths never cross because I will show you no mercy! People say...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    Which caller ID app works best wit iphn 5s. I really need to hear who's calling before I take unecessary race in picking up the call
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F Dec 3

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    it's not the most fancy but to be honest I've never had the best of the best anything. Droid maxx is what I got and I have to say going from 3g only to 4g is so different in so...
    laurenstone97 laurenstone97 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    I don't know why talking by phone cranks up my anxiety so, but there it is. Though I've never truly excelled in people situations, there's that stereotypical imagery of a really...
    morea morea 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    God. I'm so fixed on my phone it's unbelievable...It's no longer a 'want' but a 'need'- I have absolutely everything on my phone; personal and work related! it's become such a...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I remember being brought up in the early 80's and my friends houses all had the phones with the circle dial holes that would go back every time you selected a number, then it was...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 29

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    My mother left my father to pursue higher education and to work in a field that she wouldn't have been able to as a housewife. I used to blame her for not allowing me the...
    BaddieBaddie BaddieBaddie 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    Heck no I am not perfect and never ever will be; that is how God made me. But It sure would be nice to find a lady that thought I was perfect enough for her in her own eyes!
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I really never have anything to say over the phone and there is usually some awkward/quiet moments coming from my end. I think it's because I feel pressured and my mind goes blank...
    adhane05 adhane05 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I was at work today and it bound to me that I have not once or ever asked a stupid question. "Stupid is what stupid does" type deals. I found myself blown away by what a serve had...
    FatFur FatFur 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I am very much addicted to my phone, I'm always on it and it never leaves my hand! My family always gets mad cuz I'm always on it! Lol
    Blissfullkim Blissfullkim 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    I'm willing to talk on the phone.I'm a good listener as well as a good talker.so there will never be a dull moment if locked in a conversation with me.whether listening or talking...
    LionOfJudahMan LionOfJudahMan 26-30 5 days ago

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    I was planning the lecture in my mind that I would give to my brother just as Soon as I Saw him. I was throwing Stuff Calling his phone repeatedly but he wasnt going to hear my...
    Jenasaisqoi Jenasaisqoi 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't understand why you did what you did and blame me for you smashing my heart into a thousand pieces. You think I was bluffing when I said that I loved you? I don't...
    SgtRecker97 SgtRecker97 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 18

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    So I have a confession to make. I Don't ever make myself food unless I'm cooking for others..... I know it is pretty lazy of me.... But hear me out for just a second. Okay so you...
    FatFur FatFur 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    They totally have like I don't really use a phone anymore I use my iPod its kind of the same I guess but I only use it when I'm alone and I understand taking photos but when you...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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    I met him in the beginning of the school year. He looked like someone I'd been looking for for some time, and I never expected to find someone like him at a place like that. I felt...
    bruhchan bruhchan 13-15, F Dec 18

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    If only I had enough money to grab a couple of things and just leave, I don't know where I would go or how long Id stay away but I would just grab my bag and my board and leave. I...
    k3ll1n k3ll1n 16-17, F Dec 3

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    I've been told many times but I just don't believe it. My childhood has a lot to do with it. Ive always been criticized by my mother, who mostly raised me and my siblings. She...
    msladyt757 msladyt757 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    People constantly call my phone all day. I usually avoid it, I know they usually want me to go visit them or the H needs something. I purposely avoid his phone call because I know...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    candycc12 candycc12 26-30, F Dec 8

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    candycc12 candycc12 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8