Too many phone calls

@estherlou (5026)
United States
April 11, 2009 10:44pm CST
A woman was fined by a court after her son finally sued to get her to stop calling him. She called up to 49 times in one day over a 2 year period. Good grief! Lets see...in an 8 hour period...she'd have to call every 9 minutes! That's a little excessive even if she was feeling lonely! http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE53859120090409
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@hcminmin (24)
• China
13 Apr 09
Pitiful world parents'heart,the mother's love is the greatest love in the world over,as a chidren,we should give the parents greater care and good care,the parents just can't feel solitary.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
12 Apr 09
thats funny I get holod of sons I talk till I run out of things to say then we hang up. and ya cant go by just an 8 hour day as there are 24 hours in a day and if she up all night that has to be added in there too. lol And My daughter thouht I called her laot when we werent together maybe 3 - 4 times a day. but she would call me the same if she needed to know somethng lol
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Maybe she should just learn to text! LOL!
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
25 Apr 09
Cell phone companies (and phones themselves if I am not wrong) finally are allowing for blocked numbers. It can still sometimes be a mess and take a long time if you have to go through your cell phone company but better than that fiasco! Thanks Zelo
@carolbee (16243)
• United States
14 Apr 09
I don't blame the son for suing his mother if he wasn't able to talk to her and explain she didn't need to call him all day. I wonder what she was thinking. Doesn't sound like this woman is very stable. And then to mention she hasn't seen her 15 year old grandchild, ever. That's not right either and there must be a reason. I am the mother of 3 grown children and now grandkids. There is no reason for me to call them constantly. They are married now and don't need me bugging them all day with calls. I sometimes don't talk to our out of town daughter but once a week. Not a problem for either of us. We both know if something is wrong, we will call. I do email our kids on a regular basis and they can read at their convenience and answer me when they have time.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
13 Apr 09
My goodness, this sounds like harassment to me..I cannot imagine calling a person so many times. especially your own child....I see that the poor guy had no choice but do something drastic...
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
13 Apr 09
Mmmm....too bad I never thought of suing my mother..LOL. No she didn't call THAT much but when she was working she would call me quite a number of times each day...the thing is, it wasn't as if she lived alone...I was living with her, so like why call me everyday while she was at work????
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• United States
12 Apr 09
Yeah, that's really excessive. My mom hardly ever calls me and she doesn't like it when I call her too often. I don't think I would ever call anyone that many times a day unless I wanted to harass them. Even if I wanted to do that, it would get really old fast. Why didn't she just go and visit her son if she wanted to talk to him and see her grandson. Some people just don't get the hint.
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@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
12 Apr 09
Not able to see her grandchild? I would be calling as well, but would it not have been easier for her to go to family court and get a judge to order her son to let her see her grandchild rather then making all those calls? I thought at first when I read the headline that she had Alzheimer and thought what was the judge thinking of? I guess if that were the case he would have ordered the lazy bum (I mean the son) to take care of her.
• United States
12 Apr 09
god,and i thought my mom was bad for bugging people. this woman takes the cake.if i were him i'd just change the number and not give it to her.
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
12 Apr 09
Wow, she must be lonely and wanted talk to her son badly. She calls way to frequent. She should get her life. But, her son talk to her personally with reason. He shouldn't sue his own mother.
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• Canada
25 Sep 09
Wow! that is absolutely nuts. I can't believe the stupid things that some people will do. If I had someone calling me that many times a day, I'd be changing my phone number, and getting an unlisted one.
@GardenGerty (91245)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Apr 09
It sounds as if she is more ill than lonely. She needs help to control this obsession.