Do you get annoyed when people hang up the phone before you?

United Kingdom
March 1, 2011 9:36pm CST
You're talking to someone on the phone, or perhaps in person. Or in Instant Message if it's on the net. Then they nervously make like they want to go; their voice suggests they are restless and eager to depart; or if in person they start nervously eging away like they want to end the convo for some reason...you get the picture: they are not being unfriendly. They like your company. They see you as very dear to them. It's just that; they have something on their mind and their inner voice is saying: it's time to blow, snow. Do you let them go right away; or do you try and detain them for a few more minutes (I've done this, I admit it) until you are good and ready to move on with your day?
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4 responses
• United States
2 Mar 11
The number 1 reason I hate talking on the phone, I can't sense what is happening with the other person. But with email , I can write it and send it out and wait. I don't mind waiting, I guess you know that by now lol, because I know when they read my message , I have their full attention. To answer your question , I am usually the one who is eager to leave before the other. I am very uncomfortable on the phone so I want to say my piece and go , snow! I like that expression, Ta Love!
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 11
I'm not mad on the phone myself, in fact, I'll often keep it switched off unless I'm expecting a call. Folks have to leave messages if it's urgent!
• United States
5 Mar 11
Exactly. Everyone knows to email me so it is a stranger who is calling. And I will get back to them When I can.
• China
21 Mar 11
I just let them go away as that moment they don't show much interest to talk with me and this things make me so embarrassing. So i do get annoyed sometimes when people hang up the phone before me. Usually i also don't like to talk much via cell phone i feel so tired to talk by phone. So i don't stop them and get annoyed when they hang up before me. Good day!
• United Kingdom
21 Mar 11
Thanks for your response.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
2 Mar 11
I think its part of courtesy. What I mean is that when I am the one who called then I wanted to be the one who will hang up first. If the other party is the one who called then he should hang up first. I am not sure if that's a general rule but its just how I want things to be.
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 11
well that sounds reasonable to me...
• United States
2 Mar 11
If I was to be on a call and someone was hinting it is time to go, I do know how to take hints and casually let them go. Sometimes when I am ready to let them go, I can see how they detain me and I if it not something really important, then I usually know how to get around it and let them go. I am not big on staying on the phone for too long so I guess it came with time.
• United Kingdom
2 Mar 11
I find sometimes, you have to say your goodbyes twice (or more) before you are allowed to go...!