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I Never Pick Up the Phone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Mainly Because.........

    It's not my phone & it's never for me. :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 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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    When I was growing up, with so many people around, it was pure chaos. My mother couldn't make it better, so instead she brought me to the fanciest block in the neighborhood. She...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 1 hr ago

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    Not actually picked, just picked for a photo op and to say I miss you. 
    MrFoolery MrFoolery 41-45, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I remember way back when, when most people didn't have internet. Cell phones was these big brick looking things. There is times I miss those days. People interacted with each other...
    vovine123 vovine123 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I moan at people (family, friends) who use their phones all the time. And it frustrates me how people are constantly on them. BUT.. I'm such a hypocrite because I am also one of...
    lucassss91 lucassss91 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    since my phone is an Android, i named it Lt. Commander Data. that way when i lose it, i say with my best fake English accent Lt Commander Data report!
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I would have to kill myself before id let anyone enslave me. All those black slaves who were lynched, Massa did them all a huge favor. That was their freedom. Life on a plantation...
    theslyfox theslyfox 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Its also my diary so yea its that important to me wouldn't say its my life but i really love my phone :p
    Degeneralfuqu1 Degeneralfuqu1 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I use to have a job that tied me to my phone all day and all night. Now I have changed jobs and now can not stop caring M phone around with me every min of the day!
    cuise cuise 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    I lose all inhibitions. I hate it! I should put phone down when I pick up a drink. You would think that at my age I'd know better.. do I ****!
    Magsminx Magsminx 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today my phone died and I couldn't find my charger so when my roomate's friends came over I just stared at a black screen acting like I was texting XD until I was caught by one of...
    NoGlassesNoLife NoGlassesNoLife 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Here on EP I constantly am diverted to other sites. I will never purchase your products if you hijack my phone or laptop. I probably wouldn't have anyways. But I. Definitely not...
    AtleastImHonest AtleastImHonest 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    School started for me this week and already I have gotten picked on and bullied quite a bit. People tend to pick on me because I am short and small for my age and bullies tend to...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    Your workplace environment serves a critical function in production and well-being. A tidy and clean office not only directly effects performance, but additionally produces a good...
    tidyyouroffice tidyyouroffice 31-35, F a week ago

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    lol it happens a lot. A phone? Nah, Ipad xD
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 18

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    Never discredit your gut instinct ! You are not paranoid . Your body can pickup on bad vibrations . If something deep inside you says something is not right about a person , or...
    Lela40 Lela40 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    I was lying down and dropped my phone from like 6 inches and it hit my eye 😷
    Alex2276 Alex2276 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 17

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    I love this program, and I love Mike and Frank. I would love to go on a ”pick" with them. I have to say that I am holding them personally responsible for my latest addictive...
    MidnightBlu MidnightBlu 46-50, F Aug 16

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    I am one of those people who constantly needs to have my phone with me. Not so much for texting, I rarely text anyone. A lot of my phone is used to browse the web and to read. If I...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    yah I had an I phone 6 plus! I sold it. only cool thing was the size and the camera!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 14

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    I have two cell phones; one is for work and the other is my personal one. I carry my cell phone with me all the time. I would be so lost without my cell phone. I have many...
    redheadedfemale redheadedfemale 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I only eat a short list of foods. The list of foods I don't eat is probably longer than the foods I do. I mostly eat meat, dairy, and grains, and do not eat any fruits and...
    ch99hend ch99hend 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Man these were the good times too! Infected we are as a society. I walk by security room at work with 5 deep in there. All of them with their heads buried into their cell phones is...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I used to have Galaxy Mega. Now I have Sony Xperia Ultra. I like these big android phones. They are awesome!
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M Aug 14

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