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I Never Pick Up the Phone

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Mainly Because.........

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    No matter phone rings for 100000 times, i won't pick it up. I just use my phone for internet!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M Sep 27

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    I have a Moto-G from Verizon, I love my phone. It has 2 cameras so I can Tango and out of all the phones I have had this is my absolutely favorite. I will never get another one...
    denaellis575 denaellis575 46-50, F Sep 23

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    Haha...so yeah I sometimes just decide naah am not picking up that call or answering that text....and even switch off my phone for a couple of days
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I still have a land line at home. A few weeks ago a good friend and fishing buddy of mine told me the reason he never calls me anymore was that he didn't have my cell phone number...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M Oct 12

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    I think that's why the Lord has had mercy on me. I just never knew that stuff was going on when I was young. I was always concentrating on how to make a good living, some kind of...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M Oct 6

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    edr567 edr567 26-30, M Sep 22

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    Whoever said that that "it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all" clearly has no idea what he/she was talking about. Falling in love is such a wonderful...
    webkoala webkoala 26-30 Oct 12

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    I just pick up then hang up.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 29

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    A few years ago I drove over a thousand k's to go visit my fuckwit mate, actually that's kind of a funny story. I had a big night on the grog and then he phoned and that night I...
    everydayisagoodone everydayisagoodone 31-35 2 Responses Sep 30

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    Is that your phone in your pocket, or are you just excited to see me?
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    The Lava S12 is constructed with Android 2.2 froyo OS and comes with a quicker 600 MHz Qualcomm 7227 processor. It also has various socialnetworking integrations for individuals...
    David555q7qsi David555q7qsi 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm almost 18 and have never been kissed, although I've had two "almost" boyfriends. I can't tell my friends this because they always talk about who they banged at a party etc, and...
    mahe18 mahe18 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Either.. 1. He is not into me. 2. Horrible texter. 3. Lost his phone. Ok the first one might be 60-70% right. As they said if you are just staring at the blank screen, just like...
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F Sep 25

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    I did when I was a teenager, but that is over and done. I had a boyfriend I use to talk to 14 hours on the phone. 14 hours on the phone. Telephones are so old... I remember the...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 28

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    I accidentally dropped my phone, causing the LCD to crack. The bottom 5th of the phone is unusable, but the rest is fine. Unfortunately getting it fixed means having the LCD...
    jacebu jacebu 31-35, M Oct 3

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    I am a brand new phone actress, and I love it! I love talking dirty and love acting out someone's fantasy <3 My lover does it with me (and on her own). I get so turned on...
    MasqueradeMolly MasqueradeMolly 18-21, F Oct 2

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    The cell phone I had gotten for work died a horrible painful death a couple weeks ago, now the cell phone carrier is trying to ram a smart phone down my throat that I neither want...
    xj287 xj287 41-45, M Oct 11

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    Im not much of a talk on the phone kind of guy anyways....It makes my ear hot and it gets annoying having to hold the phone in the same position for a while. I will talk on the...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 9

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    I avoid phone calls at all costs and believe me, it has cost me quite a bit at times being like this. At one point years ago, I took a telemarketing job for the sole purpose of...
    Back2Sue Back2Sue 46-50, F Oct 12

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    man this sucks! I just lost my phone or rather I left it on the bus!Now i hope the afternoon bus driver has my phone... I have sooooo much riding on this phone aaaaahhhh!!!
    Reaverscy Reaverscy 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I feel so pathetic when I lose my phone. As hard as it is to admit it, my heart seems to stop a little every time I think that I have "lost" my phone. Often, it will be in my hand...
    alhsya02 alhsya02 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    It's normal to have acne breakouts once in a while. Add OCD to the mix, though, and you've got one heck of a problem. Why? Let me explain my situation here. I have OCD and cannot...
    GiftedChoctaw GiftedChoctaw 18-21, F Oct 9

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    I have no idea when or how it happened but....I'd be utterly lost without my phone. I check emails, use gps, shop....my phone! My "connection!"
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F Sep 21

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    I was twirling rifle with my phone in my pocket.One bruised hand, black eye, and broken phone later....
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I think they are here. They should do more about it though! It's awful that you see phone's in a lot of driver's hands. Most of them claim they have to for work, but I don't think...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 28

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    I don't even feel guilty about not answering the phone when I don't want to, like I do about not answering emails or messages. I guess, as technology has moved on the text has...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Sep 28

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    When one thinks of the sport of Craps, many people determine to not learn how to play Craps and have a move back. The reason behind this really is that it is assumed that the game...
    Daniel664g3bzi Daniel664g3bzi 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    If there is something very personal,i will speak face to face and if the things that i want to say are not that personal then i use phone and i dont call them i only text.But...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    My phone, that I'm using right now, won't let me go on ANYTHING, besides EP, messages, phone, and notes. It kicks me off as soon as I tap on it and I really need to use certain...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F Oct 2