Do you sing when your calling someone?

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
November 2, 2009 4:07pm CST
I find that I will sometimes sing while I'm waiting for someone to pick up, that is if I'm not talking to someone else in the same room. I'll sing to pass the time while I wait for an answer, or just because I have a song in my head, or am listening to music. Do you sing when waiting for someone to pick up on the phone? What about when on hold?
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I can not say I ever remember singing while I was waiting for someone to answer even though sometimes I will sit there and hum,and sometimes if I am on hold I will sing or just make noises to pass the time,that is if I do not have someone in the room to talk to while I am on hold,which usually I am talking to you,so I do not have to worry about passing the time while I wait for someone to answer the phone,or for someone to take me off of hold,even though sometimes I have been on hold for quite a bit of time depending on who I was talking too,I love you.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I know that it can be very annoying to be on hold for a long time, and especially if it's to people who either aren't understanding or aren't helping. I know that it's not the fault of the person you're talking to so much as company guidelines, but even so we've blamed it on that person before.
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• United States
4 Nov 09
Most companies suck and they need to get new guidelines when it comes to hold and some places with hold music,need to catch up with the times and get some good songs preferably country lol,instead of elevator music,I love you.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
2 Nov 09
Hi amber, the only time I sing is in the car and that's because the CD player has been kaput for so long that there's nothing else to do on a two hour drive. I try not to do it when the windows are down though, don't want to be responsible for any nasty accidents by other drivers wondering what they've just run over.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Thea, yours is the second response I read and could have sworn I also responded to! Maybe I only responded in my mind, that is, that I thought of what to say but didn't type it! In any case, I am sure that your singing voice is much better then you let it on to be! Maybe you and your son could duet in the car and come up with funny songs?
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
9 Nov 09
Ha, a duet, I hate to say this about my own son but his singing voice is as bad as mine, funny how these inherited traits keep popping up.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
2 Nov 09
Hi SomeCowgirl, I don't have a great singing voice so it is something I tend not to do but I have been known to sing a few curses when I am put on hold
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
2 Nov 09
Yes, it can definitely be very annoying to be put on hold, and especially if it's not the first time in the conversation!
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
2 Nov 09
Being put on hold is a pet peeve of mine
@musicman6 (2369)
• United States
12 Nov 09
SomeCowgirl, you must be in a good mood all the time! Every once in a while, when I am in a good mood, I will catch myself singing (to myself), but it's usually while I'm browsing in the grocery aisle, waiting for a red light to change, waiting at a pay-out register line, or walking around town in different stores, usually Wal-Mart! I don't think I've ever sang while waiting, on the phone!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
12 Nov 09
If I am not in a good mood, singing does put me in a good mood! I have sang and danced in wal*mart with friends back a few years ago. Now I don't talk to those friends, but well that's beside the point. Now, though I am just now studying how to drive (laziness mixed with medical that is now cleared) I feel that at a red light I would most likely curse! lol!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I'm more of a hummer...lol...I hum sometimes when I'm on hold or waiting.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
8 Nov 09
I think humming can be much more of a cover up then singing! With humming if someone comes on the line you can easily say "oh I was clearing my throat" lol... Or even " I was humming my child to sleep" lol... Well humming is a great way to pass the time on the phone too!
@daffy6 (102)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 09
The only time I sing is when I am bathing . Whenever I picked up the soap in the bathroom, I will sing or just hum to any song that hits my head. I think there are a lot of people out there who sang when they take a bath. Happy mylotting
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
8 Nov 09
daffy6, the soap as your microphone I presume? Yes it is fun to use such items as a microphone and sing in the shower. I enjoy doing this to pass the time, though I'll only do it when my husband and I are home alone, or if it's just me! lol!
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Do you mean when they are playing a good song in the back ground when they have you on hold? Yes, I can honestly say that I have been guilty of singing especially when they leave you holding for a long time and the song is really good, I sing along to everything so if I am hearing on the phone I will surely start singing along.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
8 Nov 09
Well really in that way, but I hadn't actually thought of it. I guess I was more thinking of just a song in your head. Most of the time I don't hear any good songs, or even songs with vocals...
@KrauseHome (35325)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I have never sung out loud to the Best of my knowledge while waiting for someone to come on the phone when I am put on hold. I have been known to hum the tune if on hold and they are playing music. But as for singing I would be afraid of someone finally picking up and hearing me, and then I would be embarrased for sure. I just usually keep to myself when I want to sing for sure unless it is at church, or just my husband and I.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Humming a tune is the best mask for when a person does pick up. If your only humming you can say "oh I was clearing my throat" or "oh I was humming my baby to sleep"... I would feel a bit embarrassed, but at the same time you've got to think I am sure that that the operator has heard many people singing or humming, or hollering on the other end upon picking up. Though many say "this call will be monitored or recorded", I wonder when the recording starts and if it stops whilst on hold? hmmm... something to think about I guess. Too bad we don't get calls back "yes I heard you humming and you have a wonderful voice, for that reason the company I work for would like to reward you with a free month of not paying your "insert company name here" bill... or maybe I present you with a check for blah blah amount! THAT would be nice!
@cfmedrano (240)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
When I was younger, I would do this and even when taking a bath, I would sing. Now that I am older, my eldest daughter would do this. She would sing literally anywhere. This has been more than the way I used to. She would sing while we are traveling in the car, in the bathroom, in school, in the room, when playing, et cetera, et cetera. She has a nice voice and sometimes when she plays, she would face in front of the mirror and sing so loud, that I get disrupted from work since I am a work at home mom. But despite this, I cannot blame her since I have been that way when I was younger too. Happy mylotting!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Nov 09
It's great to hear such joyous voices! I am one that enjoys singing as well, and though I don't believe myself to be the best, it's the joy you get out of singing that really matters...
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
2 Nov 09
no i dont. i am not that patient on waiting for someone to pick up har har har. if i want to call someone i let my wife dial it and give it to me when someone picks it up. if i am the one who needs to call (no choice) i wait but do something like play my psp or make sure that i am doing other things. i am not much patient on waiting for someone to pick up
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
9 Nov 09
I am very impatient as well. That is where singing comes in, though I do find myself to also mylot from time to time. I can get distracted so I try to pick an activity that I know I will be able to do and listen to make sure someone doesn't pick up as well. My husband doesn't like to call people either, but usually it's the pizza place...