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me and my family never answer the phone any more.
we just let it ring
I didn't today though. I was tweeting.
but no phone..
i rarely even answer my mobile, i hate talking on the phone
if you dont answer your mobile to anyone you cant be to blame for ignoring people. everyone is equally ignored.
mainly cos it's probably someone wanting to talk to my dad about his debts
if they ring and ring and ring and ring and ring we'll probably answer though
where the people are in the club and one of the selling features of the phone is that you can see if the other person has read the text message?
what is the point in that? i want to be an ignorant prick but i don't want everyone else to know i'm an ignorant prick
didn't answer it. so, in answer to your question, no i do not answer the phone.
good job too, as i work in call centre. people not answering the phone = i have less work to do (tho if absolutely everyone stopped answering the phone, i'd be out of a job)
is completely and utterly mental?
You are not.
Can any of you weird gremlins explain what it is exactly you find so terrifying about talking to another human being?
Until my girlfriend's father entered my life. That man is a fucking menace with a telephone. He'll call her three times in one evening, just about very minor things, then won't get off the phone. "I'm having dinner, Dad, can this wait?" and then he won't get off the phone.
The worst of it is, if he can't get her on her mobile he'll leave a voicemail (nngh), then call me, then leave me a voicemail, then call our land line (when we had one), and once - in a non-emergency situation - called my mother when all the of the above failed. My mother is in Glasgow. We were in Oxford. I don't know what he thought calling her would achieve.
If I'm round there he'll just put me on the phone to random family members I've never met with no warning. He did this when trying to help me out with a work contact too. The sentiment was nice, but "I've got someone on the phone here who works for that company you're interviewing with next week - here, talk!" was extremely jarring.
I don't think he realises how rude it is. The beauty of the telephone is being able to choose not to answer that. He bulldozes through that small mercy.
I want to throttle whoever told him about Skype, too.
I feel like this. I also hate it when people ring 10 minutes after sending a text message to ask exactly the question that the text message asked, as if you’re being incredibly rude.
I always answer the landline back home cos it's very rarely for me, so it's just a case of taking a message, and few people even ring my mobile rather than just texting, but I've occasionally let my mobile ring off when certain people ring. Often if it's someone probably ringing to ask me if I want to do something, and I don't like the idea of having to make my mind up there and then, so I'll leave it and see if they send a follow up text instead, so I can take time to think before I respond. I don't really like a phonecall coming from nowhere and putting me on the spot.
But yeah, generally I actually feel much more anxiety about ringing people up than answering incoming calls. I'm not sure why, I think it's cos I'm always trying to script my words beforehand and it makes me all nervous. With someone ringing you up, they're the talker and you're simply the responder. Easy.
If it's a number I don't recognise will only answer if I've applied for a job in the last week. Answer everything else. Unless it's my sister, or YOU.
no, it's always marketing... I have a landline for emergencies and only emergencies and will not accept calls on it, period.
wouldn't be seen dead answering the landline, wouldn't be seen dead.
Confuses the hell out of whoever is calling. I used to think this was normal and have had to unteach myself to do this.
I think even my mum and dad have given up that one now.
What they do do though is, without fail, 1471 when they get in and call anyone they've missed. ANYONE.
So much THIS.
mrs ccb's parents / sisters
that's about it. pretty much everyone else communicates by email/texts or calls the mobile(s).
Who are you, huh? Leave a message and I'll get back to you. Probably.
oh. this definitely, but i dont think that's even that weird. never going to stop doing to this.
No good ever comes of it.
Kind of wondering if I've somehow managed to completely misunderstand the functionality of a telephone for twentyish years...
You people are strange.
but you never pick up for fucking phone warny!
writing, taking photos, listening to music, playing games. Anything *but* talking to people.
Why wouldn't I? One phone call can change your life! Or so I've been led to believe in unbelievable Hollywood films.
me gran had a fall a couple of weeks ago and tried to call but me mam dint answer, so she told me gran to ring twice if its her.
i'll answer my mobile though. i'll answer my landline too, pointless as it is, seeing as no real people ever call it since weaning my grandma onto calling my mobile. we've only got it cos it's essentially required as part of virgin broadband, and something something something lower credit rating if you don't have a landline.
People who call without warning can get to fuck.
Especially my girlfriend. She likes to call when she expects I'll be busy. She finds this hilarious.
So in summary, I don't know.
at home, whenever someone rings, someone says 'who's phoning?' and then someone checks the number on the ID thing and says 'it's (whoever)'. and then the asker goes 'okay'. and that's it.
unless I'm trying to avoid someone I *know* will be calling. Someone tried to defraud me into paying my old non-existent BT disconnection fee with a credit card a few months ago, which has put me slightly on edge when I answer the landline (which I don't use much compared to mobile).
What about the door? I answer the door usually, though do get a few charity/religious doorknockers that I don't want to speak to. If I see them out the window I'll usually not bother.
and i pretty much never get calls. but three times when i was in the library last night it rang, but by the time i'd to a noisy place i think they'd gone. and then rang again just now, but i wasn't thinking and just clicked decline.
but then i thought maybe's it my alarm i've accidentally set and no-one's ringing me at all. but then if they are ringing me i dont know who and why, and it's very strange.
also this might've been brought up but do missed calls make anyone else feel really paranoid? maybe this is just 'cause i'm still a bit of a 7-year-old, but if if go to my phone, and there's a missed call for someone i don't know, i always cast my mind over the last week, thinking what have i done wrong that someone could be ringing to tell me off about? (and i generally haven't done anything bad, you just think that you probably have.