Late night calls

@kezabelle (2985)
April 23, 2008 2:58pm CST
OK so im not having the best day anyway but im settled watching tv and answering things on mylot. It is almost 9pm and having two small children in bed at 7pm this is kind of late to me. So the phone rings I move myself to answer it to get this chirpy little voice yelling in my ear that she is from some survey company what the hell it is nearly 9pm why are you ringing me now I just dont get it. I know they have a job to do but come one have some decency in that people dont want disturbing this time of night we have a phone upstairs also so if it had woken the girls I would have been even more annoyed. I told her No I wasnt interested but she still insisted on yelling in my ear so I said to her "ive told you one no and I dont like being called at this time of night put THAT in your survey" and I put the phone down. Normally im more polite than that but comeon why the late night calls!!! So do you mind them or do they annoy you as much as they annoy me!
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18 responses
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
23 Apr 08
It happen to me also one time and like you, I hang up the phone after telling her that I am not interested and she insisted! It annoys me a lot and every time i will get a call and it's not registered, I will not answer it! Might be impolite but, I have other things to prioritize!
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@Elixiress (3893)
6 Jun 08
I don't mind people ringing me late at night, as long as it is not last 10. If they want to ring me after that then I appreciate a text first to ask if it is okay, because then if I am asleep they will not wake me up. I hate survey people or people who are trying to sell stuff ringing at odd hours of the day, why on earth would be they working at that time of night anyhow? So yeah they annoy me if they ring after about 8pm.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
4 Jun 08
They annoy me as well and sometimes will not stop calling , and even if i say we dont want the product . Sometimes, they will ask to talk to my fiance and I will tell them he doesnt want the service , and they will go on and on about how maybe he does . So, they will call back. We have got phone calls as late as 10 at night and i just cant take it , drives me up a wall.
@suz1000 (160)
25 May 08
Well its not those phone calls i get but work phonecalls, now for me unless its an emergency i wont call customers past half 7. Beyond that its got to be VERY important, so why does my phone ring at half 10 11pm sometimes? Or a sunday morning at like 9am? That fustrates me, I try to turn my phone off BUT what if someone else needed me, its not always easy ust to switch the phone off. Thankfully I dont get too many cold calls but i just tell them they have the wrong number..well they do I dont want to speak to them ;o)
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
26 Apr 08
For me it doesnt bother me. I have a sleeping problem. I am taking melitonin and it works good. But usually I am up until 1 or 2am and up at 7:30am with my children. I dont like when people like that call either but if it's my mom callin to chat or one of my girl friends I'll answer.
• United States
24 Apr 08
has anyone tried the goverment website that supposed to block solicitors from calling your home phone? I have, but they still call...
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
24 Apr 08
Geez! Count me in! I hate late nights calls because whenever the phone rings at night, my heart beats faster meaning I always think that it is something urgent or family emergency so when I answer it and on the other end would say, "HI, I JUST GUESS SOME NUMBERS, I HAVE NOTHING TO DO, CAN WE CHAT A LIL BIT". Darn those people! Really hate it when someone does that.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I don't like those kind of calls at anytime. I have caller ID and if I don't know who it is I usually don't even answer it. Most of the time its a sales solicitation call. If I get one I usually just tell them I'm not interest and hang up.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I think early morning calls like that are even worse but then again I don't have kids who I am trying to make sure get their sleep so I can try and get things done/rest. When people like that do not understand the word no I walk over to the television and hold the phone to the speaker. Usually I do not ever get a call from that company again. Yes, I know it isn't so nice but if it works then I will do what I need to.
@moneyandgc (3438)
• United States
24 Apr 08
I don't like survey or telemarketing calls any time of day. I would get especially annoyed if they called at night though. The only people that call me at night are my kids, my sister and my dad. I get an anxiety feeling if people call me too late because I have that initial fear that something is wrong. I like them even less with my brother being in Iraq.
24 Apr 08
One of my major bugs is phone sales in the evenings. I want to be able to settle down and read or watch television in peace with my partner, not being bugged by these darned companies that phone you up with offers or surveys. For heavens sake I was called at almost 10pm the other night by someone offering me double glazing !!!!!
@makingpots (11928)
• United States
24 Apr 08
Yes, the late night survey calls can be very annoying. But what would have annoyed me the most is her insisting on continuing when you told her no. I really hate the way they talk to me after I've said no. I think when you have bothered ME by calling MY house, the only answer to me saying "no thanks, I'm not interested" is "thank you for your time, mam".
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
24 Apr 08
haha i thought it was thoese prank calls that ask you to go pee during midnight yea . The best way to deal with such calls is to unplug your telephone wires during the night yea .
24 Apr 08
It is annoying when they ring so late!! Im mean this is the time to relax and wind down and enjoy 'your' time! It could be that their office is in another country so therefore their time is different to ours. (Not sure if this is possible but I its not an excuse!?!) I hate survey callers no matter what the time is and I make up some excuse that the householder is unavailable at the moment but I will pass on a message! I mean if we wanted to answer these survey calls we would give out our number, its great when you are ex-directory and they still manage to ring you!!
@LadyPS (161)
• Singapore
24 Apr 08
Hello kezabelle,I only like answering phone calls from family and friends.I dislike being disturbed by survey.We got alot of calls from real estate companys asking whether if we are interested in selling our property.For me phone calls are only for peoples I know,any other callers annoyed me alot.I feel that my privacy have been invaded.It gets even more annoying when you are in the bathroom,when you are sleeping or worst when like your case(children sleeping).
@subha12 (18463)
• India
24 Apr 08
i think till toady i have not got any call from survey companies. but i get pesky calls now and then from call centres regarding credit cards, loans etc. they makes life hell.
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
LOL! I really find them annoying especially if the phone call wasn't important and a total nonsense. I have experienced the same thing. But mine was a bit complicated! It was my ex-boyfriend! He was asking if I would ever forgive him from cheating from me. I was like "What the hell? You are calling me at the time of my sleep to ask that stupid question?" I was so mad because he called at 1:00 am and everybody in the house were already asleep! What would he expect me to tell him? He's really an idiot! I hated him for cheating on me and I hated him for calling me 1:00 in the morning to ask a stupid question. I just hated phone calls which bugs me when I'm already in my bed and sleeping! It really is very annoying and disturbing, don't you think?
• United States
23 Apr 08
Well, I've worked in Marketing Research and you are allowed to call each time zone until 9pm. You were probably the last person the autodialer called and that's why she called so close to 9. That being said, she had no business continuing after you said that you weren't interested. She was probably trying to meet her quota, but that's no reason to press the issue. You are supposed to preserve the list, and what she did could have very well caused you to ask to be taken off. When I was in Marketing research, I had a few people get mad at me for calling late in the evening. I had an autodialer, so outside of it being 9pm in a time zone, I had no control over what households the computer called. But when they got irate about it, or even politely told me that they weren't interested, I simply noted that and moved on to the next call. Pressing the issue never ends up well, so why do it?