Ring, Ring, Ring..(That Darn Phone)

My Old Phone - Telly
@Chevee (5915)
United States
December 14, 2008 10:51am CST
I got up early this morning and, got a cup of coffee and started doing some MyLotting, I didn't want to be bothered by anyone, no phone calls, no visitors, (I wasn't going to answer the door bell, not going any place today. I am out of work so let me have today to myself, see me next week. I just want to be by myself. Didn't happen, ring, ring, ring, goes the phone this early in the morning and now I have been on the phone for about an hour and a half just conversating uselessly. You hate not to answer when it is family or friend, it might be important. Have you had one of those days when you just don't want to be bothered? Do your family or friends call you early in the morning?
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@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
20 Dec 08
I never want to be disturbed these days, and the phone is the one thing that I avoid. I have been out of work for almost six months now, and the collectors are in attack mode. I hate avoiding their calls, they are calling me for money, which I do not have, so I see no sense in answering their calls, until I have money to pay my bills. I check my caller id, if it is a familiar number I will answer it, otherwise, I let the call go to voice mail. And yes, the collectors start calling at eight in the morning, today is Saturday, and they have already called first thing this morning.
• United States
20 Dec 08
Sometimes I think we're slaves to the phone. I've been trying for years to get my mother to stop jumping and running to get the phone every time it rings. We have an answering machine; so if it's anything important, the caller will leave a message.
@camomom (7537)
• United States
17 Dec 08
I usually get early morning calls from solicitors but not from family and friends. I do have days like this though, a lot. I just want to be alone with my kids and enjoy my day or get some work done online without interuption.
• India
16 Dec 08
well most of the time when i get leave or holiday from work I like to be undisturbed. I get up very late in morning.. & until then my phone remain switch off..It is only when I want the world can disturb me.. But ofcourse yes if I expect some urgent call from work/family/frenz then I do switch it on & generally pick it up.. But trust me it is really annoying to attend phone calls or even doing anything during your holidays.. basically I become very lazy that times..ha ha ha..
• United States
15 Dec 08
Some days I really don't want to be bothered at all and I don't answer my cellphone when it rings. When I get like that, I just go and hide in my room and ignore the phone and the door.
@krfanlim (232)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 08
Yes, sometimes i do get that. It especially happens when i have late night sleeps and trying to wake up later the next day, i'd get a call from my friend, asking me to get my lazy bum out of bed so we could talk or plan something. It kinda irks me sometimes, so i politely (or was it impolitely? LOL!! I don't remember everything i say when i'm sleepy) excuse myself so that i could get back some sleep.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
15 Dec 08
when i feel so sleepy and starts to doze off(usually afternoon naps),theres the irritating phone or the door bell rings.attimes,i donot bother to answer,thinking if it is something important,they may send a message to my cellphone.
@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
15 Dec 08
i dont think anyone i know calls me too early. they call mostly around 10am. usually if i dont want to be bothered, i leave the house so that when someone calls me, they get my answering machine and there is no one to pick it up. and when i come home, i forget to check my answering machine. so, a week later, i will finally check and realize, "oh darn, hahahah, i missed their call...too bad..." and have a good laugh in a sigh of relief.
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
15 Dec 08
i also hate it when my phone rings at the time when i want to be alone and don't want to be disturbed... at those times, i usually just turn my phone into silent mode and ignore whoever is calling me... unless if it is my close friends and family members, i will ignore the calls... even if i happen to pick up the phone, i will just tell the person who is calling me honestly that i don't want to be disturbed unless if it is emergency... take care and have a nice day...
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
15 Dec 08
one of those days? try just about everyday. I am known for not answering my phone, and the same goes for my doorbell. I have enough going on inside my house, that I can't really concentrate on too much outside of my house. I know if there was something wrong with a family member they would call my mom, because I usually don't answer the phone, so I don't worry about missing anything. I have certain people that I answer the phone for on the regular basis. But, everyone else I can only talk to if time permits. See if I answer my phone when my three kids are running around, or I'm on the road, I really wouldn't be able to focus on the phone conversation. So, for me, it's better to just call people back when I have a peaceful moment - which is rare. And, I feel like my home is my sanctuary. I really don't appreaciate the outside world just dropping in on it, without notice. I know that I am a little to the extreme. But, it's what I have to do, as an individual, to keep my sanity.
• United States
15 Dec 08
I have those days all the time. I like to stay in my room, youtubeing, myspacing, facebooking. All sorts of things. I dont mind texting, but calls and people at the door, even the tv, take time away from my online duties. But I guess a simple, "Hey I'm kinda busy mylotting right now, I'll call you back later," could solve that problem. -Eric
@CRSunrise (2964)
• United States
15 Dec 08
There are days when I want to be left alone by everyone, and I don't always get my wish. Only thing is, my interruption isn't the phone, it's my kids. I don't always get to spend endless hours on the computer when they're up. I have to wait until they're down for their nap or down for the night. At least I get that time, but I wish I had more time to get things done. lol
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
15 Dec 08
HI chevee! Yes, I do have those kinds of days when I just don't want to be bothered an I answer the phone and then I can't get off it and it throws my whole schedule off! Like now I am trying to get some mylotting in and I know that I have a message from my girlfriend because the damn light is blinking on the phone with a message. I know it really isn't anything urgent, but if I call her back I will be on] the phone talking about nothing for who knows how long and then I will not be in the mood to finish responding to the discussions. I have a really full mailbox that I want to go through and I refuse to pick up that phone!
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
15 Dec 08
oh, yes, and why is it that they dont call untill you sit down to post in mylot? The phone does not ring untill I start posting, weird lol But yes, we all need times that belong to us and only us.I have days that I screen my calls and try to get some peaceful time.
• United States
15 Dec 08
I haven't really had a day where I didn't want to be bothered by anyone but certain people call me too much. I don't have a caller ID so I tend to never answer the phone anyway. Also, my friends and family call me at any point of the day. It doesn't even matter if it's two AM in the morning. It gets annoying.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
14 Dec 08
My dad does. He likes to get up early and we don't. If he's up then everybody else should be too. It's true because when he's up, he'll go wake mom up after a few minutes and talk to her as if she'd been awake the whole time and she's still wiping the sand out of her eyes. We have to answer the phone even knowing it's him because there could be something wrong or it could be mom with something wrong.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
14 Dec 08
I have lots of days that I don't want to be bothered lol. Sometimes my son-in-law will call me early if he's sick and didn't go to work. I'm not sure why he calls me. I think it's because his Mom passed away when he was only 18 years old and I'm the Mom now. I don't mind, it's just when it's early and I'm just getting up. It's not very often so I don't say anything. He also calls me in the evenings sometimes just to talk. I feel bad for him because he lost his Dad when he was little and then his Mom when he was 18 and has no brother's or sister's so he basicly has no one in his family to talk to. I'm like you, I don't want to not answer because it might be important but I don't like talking on the phone much.
14 Dec 08
Hi Chevee, Usually it my husband's friends that rings him early and it wakes me up, I get so annoyed, I never get a day all to mayself, I don't know whats that is like, but when my husband goes away to his other friend's place where he have to spend the night there is great but then again I still get phone calls from my friend and family. Hugs. Tamara
14 Dec 08
i sympathise with you all because as i currently am living with my parents, my mum does shift work and when she is workign nights finnishing at 3 or 4 in the morning she will ring my phone, knowing full well i am sleeping and that she might also wake my 4 year old duaghter that sleeps beside up, just to let me know she has left the store, then again at the bus stop, a 10 minute walk away, then again at the tube station an finally when she gets off the tube to ask me to get up an switch the kettle on. why she never rings my dad or sisters phone, who are usually awake at this time getting ready to leave for work, i will never know. the only 2 people i dont mind answering the phone to early morning is my daughters mum and stepdad i frequently suffer mid afternoon interuptions too, my daughter has a very short attention span, and it seems that in the afternoons just as im settling her down to paint or draw with her, someone will stop by just to say hello and have a cuppa, and they always seem to bring chocolate for her which they give to her without asking and bang one hyper-active child with no peace
@mentalward (14716)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Heck, yeah! I have a friend who doesn't hesitate to call me in the wee hours of the morning... like, right after midnight or 2 in the morning! I only answered it once because I thought it was important. (Phone calls at that time are usually not good news!) You know what she wanted to tell me? Her son had programmed my phone number into her new phone and I was one of her "Fave Five"! Unbelieveable! She woke me up to tell me that?!?!? I don't answer the phone any more after midnight unless it's one of my sons. If it's an emergency, they'll leave a message. I will check the message right afterward, of course, assuming that the phone woke me up so, if it is an emergency, I can deal with it right away. I've only received a call early in the morning once... around 6 a.m. Nothing important then, either! Right now, I'll probably be answering my phone no matter what time it is. My youngest son (who is 24) is missing! He's been gone since Friday night and hasn't left a note or called anyone. He's most likely out with friends of his, partying or something, but he should have the courtesy to at least TELL someone! He lives with his brother and has been trying to get his life together after being a screwup for most of it. If he's out partying, he's going to get an earful from me when he gets back! His brother isn't too happy with him right now, either. I'm HOPING he's not in any trouble but, being a mother, of course I'm going to worry. KIDS!!! Anyway, I hope the rest of your day goes according to plan and you're not bothered by anyone else. I'm sure they're just concerned about you, though. I DO know how it is when you don't want to be bothered... that's usually the time everyone you know calls or drops by!