I Sometimes Feel Scared to Answer the Phone

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    Just Waiting

    I cancelled a meeting a work on Monday. I have been working from home because I am feeling too ugly to leave the house (I have BDD). Yesterday someone from Occupational Health phoned me because my supervisor is worried about me. This is my last few months of training. The Occ...
    Byebyebabyblue Byebyebabyblue
    31-35, F
    Oct 1, 2008

    What Have I Forgotten?

    When my phone rings and i don't recognize the caller I panic a little. It's silly really but I worry that I have forgotten to do something important or that something serious has happened. Why else would these strange people be calling me?- Hmm, usually to try and sell me stuff
    Byebyebabyblue Byebyebabyblue
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 25, 2008

    Double Glazing Miss? No!

    Whenever I'm at home alone, or even if someone else is in the house, I will never answer the phone. I hate it how it always is that whenever I am made to pick it up, the person on the other end is trying to sell me double glazing. The only thing I will ever answer is my mobile...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Oct 17, 2007


    I especially hate answering the phone at work. Some people just don't speak clearly and I don't understand them, I hate asking people to repeat themselves. My boss will be sat next to me and he's like get the phone, I say it'll only be for you anyway but he still makes me answer...
    31-35, F
    Oct 17, 2007

    I Just Plain Don't Like It

    i hate answering my landline at home, because i don't know who is on the other end until i pick up the phone. and when i'm on the phone i'm always scared that they don't really want to be talking to me and that they are thinking negative things about me and i just don't like...
    musicality musicality
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2008

    More Like All The Time

    I even hate the sound of the phone ringing. Panic just strikes me. Whenever the phone rings it's either a telemarketer, bill collector, or someone I just don't want to hear from. Luckily, the phone doesn't ring that often.
    BlankPage123456787 BlankPage123456787
    70+, F
    Jan 12, 2012

    I Have My Reasons

    Well the main reason is because, I hate my voice. I don't know how that makes me scared, I guess it's just because I'm afraid how people will judge me. I do not answer the phone unless it's someone I know. Because it can be a stalker, or whatever. Pretty short, pretty simple. THE...
    trueheartis2cool trueheartis2cool
    36-40, F
    Oct 8, 2011
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