Do you call to make sure the person is awake?

@ersmommy1 (12600)
United States
June 21, 2009 4:49pm CST
My hubby is on a 6 hour drive to Chicago for his job. He had called here. But I was wondering if anyone was in the habit of calling to make sure a person was awake. DO you appreciate someone making sure you have arrived safely or do you let them know when you get there?
5 responses
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
26 Jun 09
My wife does this when I am on a long trip like when I go to see my parents. She calls me every two hours to make sure I am ok and that I am doing fine. I do appreciate it because when we are talking it breaks the monotony of the long drive.
• United States
26 Jun 09
When I'm away for any extended time, it is nice to call and hear from the wife and kids. Especially so, if I'm doing some boring stuff. I'm not a tremendously outgoing person, so if I am away somewhere.. and not visiting with family.. I tend to sit and read, watch tv, or browse the internet. Rather non satisfying. So, calls to the wife and kids come easily.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
22 Jun 09
I appreciate it sometimes but not alot. I usually wake up on my own without an alarm clock. I usually do not sleep well and have odd sleeping hours so it bothers me sometimes to be woke up but I do appreciate it if I have to be up at a certain time.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Jun 09
My sister used to always do that when she was traveling for work. She flew most of the time, so she would send me a text message when she got on the plane and another when the plane landed. It was nice to know right away that she arrived safely.
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
21 Jun 09
When my husband goes out riding on the motorcycle and I'm not with him I know that he can't hear the phone ringing so I don't call to check on him but, fortunately, he's considerate enough to call me when they stop somewhere. When we go on vacation we check in with my daughters and my husband's daughter so they know where we are and that we're okay. My middle daughter will call me every couple of hours to see where we are but she's a "phone person" and calls me several times a day anyway. They all check in with us, too. In fact, my son-in-law left yesterday afternoon to meet up with his parents (from Maryland) in Daytona beach for a few days and he took the three grandkids with him. My daughter just started her job so she couldn't go. I knew he'd call her when he got there but he called me, too, which I though was very considerate.