Don't call me after 9

Canada
January 21, 2013 11:28am CST
I don't like the phone ringing after 9. That is my quiet time. My daughter is sleeping and I'm relaxing. I never call anyone after 9pm because some people go to bed early and I don't want to be rude and wake them or their kids up. I get so annoyed when people call late. I had a phone call at 10:30 last night. Bet you can tell I wasn't happy with that one.
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• Lenox, Georgia
21 Jan 13
The only time I have ever called someone that late at night before is when it was an emergency. Other than that, yes its rude to call someone too late or too early in the morning. I have had calls at 7am, most people that work are up at that time but I work at home so no I don't get up that early and I don't want to be woke up until I am ready to get up!
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@MsTickle (25060)
• Australia
29 Jan 13
Gosh LMB, 3 kids and a hubby and you're still asleep at 7am?? That's amazing. Just goes to show that we are all so different. I wake at 5:30 to 6:00 each morning and I get up...even when I'm not well. I do stay up late at night so I manage an afternoon nap...have done so for ever it seems.
@1hopefulman (38770)
• Canada
22 Jan 13
I totally agree with you! After nine, one should call only if there is a real emergency and it can't wait till the morning and I am the only one that can solve the emergency. Don't call me after nine to chat and waste my rest and sleep. If you want to chat, call me after I have slept well. I'm in a much better mood. I think I will tell everyone from now on to NOT call me after nine.
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• United States
21 Jan 13
I usually caution my boyfriend against calling people after about 8-8:30. I have known people who were in bed by 9, so I have developed a somewhat cautious approach toward calling people in the evening unless I actually know them well enough to know their schedule. My two closest friends, I could call after 10 for a chat. The one has even called me after 11. Although, that is starting to get a bit late for me, since I am in a somewhat "settled" life--boyfriend, fur kids, home, aging parents. When I get phone calls too late at night, I do worry that it is bad news.
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@Archie0 (4668)
21 Jan 13
I know how annoying late night calls can be. Some people have a late life style so they think everyone else too has the same. I too don't like when people apart from my family members calling me after 10 pm at night. I try to keep my cell phone on silent or i first make calls at my home and speak to my mom and then put my phone on offline mode. That is a better option when there are bunch of people calling you on regular basis.
@jaiho2009 (38996)
• Philippines
21 Jan 13
I don't make calls during those times. I also believe that some people sleeps early especially those who are working in offices. So, it's a kind of respect for not disturbing them, unless in cases of emergency that needs urgent attention.
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@Dominique25 (9475)
• United States
21 Jan 13
Yeah I understand what you mean. We all need time for ourselves. It's important we be respectful of another person's time. Generally we don't get calls after that time. As well as we do not call people late unless it's pressing matter that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
21 Jan 13
you are right calling late is rude for most people it is time for family. most people i know will not call late unless it is a emergency
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@cher913 (25887)
• Canada
21 Jan 13
i have to say that i think it is pretty rude if people call after 10:00 unless it is family. i have called my mom around 11 but i don't do that too often. i go to bed between 10:30 and 11 so i really hate it when people call late!
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@cher913 (25887)
• Canada
21 Jan 13
i can see your point about your daughter being in bed though. i used to hate it when people called at night when our girls were little because the telephone is so loud and jarring and can wake people up. our older daughter (who is away at college) called her daddy last week at 12:30. it wasn't drunk dialing, she wasn't feeling well and wanted to talk to him (she is a definite daddy's girl.) i didn't hear the phone ring but hubby sure wasn't too impressed!
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• Kenya
25 Jan 13
I also do not like people calling me after 11.00 pm and before 8.00 am. Whenever my phone rings in the wee hours, I panic. My voice is usually tense whenever I answer such calls. This is because I usually hold my breath expecting to hear tragic news from the caller. My mind races with all sorts of questions like... is it about any of my two sons who are away in college? Has something happened to my parents, siblings, etc? I also do not call people late in the night or early in the morning unless it is absolutely necessary.
@youless (97032)
• Guangzhou, China
24 Jan 13
Is it a little early? I just think it will be too late to call after 10pm. As to 9pm, it is still fine. Compares to the late call, I hate the early morning call much more. I remember a very early morning my mom's friend made a call and it rang up everybody. I was not happy with it. Especially she didn't have something urgent. My mom was still sleeping at that time.
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@JamesKYTan (1607)
• Malaysia
24 Jan 13
People do call me at 10:00 pm or even 11:00 pm. It is alright because I sleep late at night. But I have received calls in the early wee hours 2:00 or even 3:00 am on a number of occasions. It really turned be off because all are prank calls. When you receive late night or rather early morning calls at 3:00 am most of us will think it is urgent or emergency.
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@else22 (4319)
• India
23 Jan 13
So far as I am concerned,I have been a late sleeper and a late riser.Still I don't like to be called at or after 7.30 pm.This is the time when I love to be with myself totally relaxed.Still I like my relatives and friends to call me at any time if they need my help.A few years back my younger sister was with me and a call came from her home.Her husband had met a road accident and got severely injured.My sister was unable to go alone with her kids and there was nobody else except me to accompany her.I immediately took her to her to her husband.I welcome such calls.It's my duty to help my friends and relatives when they are in distress.
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• India
23 Jan 13
Hi friend, you are right, most of us need peaceful sleep in the night time and really this kind of untime phone calls will irritate us a lot. Hope this kind of untime callers will change their activities
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@arunr175 (1679)
• India
23 Jan 13
I don't mind getting a late night call if it's urgent, otherwise it's a botheration. I sleep after 10pm, I don't like attending call after 10 ...
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@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
23 Jan 13
I don't even like people calling after 6 PM because that is my time! I cook dinner then I have a drink then and I enjoy this time of the day when I can water my garden and I Am away from my computer and the phone!
@salonga (27860)
• Philippines
23 Jan 13
Unless it is something really urgent, I would not call anyone late at night. I don't wanna receive a late call either. Of course, we should be sleeping at night and not answering unwanted phone calls. But I wonder why there are people who are not sensitive about the need of other people to rest and be not disturbed. Some still call and talk about matters of not much importance. How then can we say to these kind of callers that we are not happy receiving such calls. It is just too hard to tell them ...is it not?
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@surekharathi (14134)
• India
23 Jan 13
Hmmm means you not like to disturb in sleep time okkk I will not call you any time because I have no number hehe.... But my relatives and friends can call me till 11pm because we cant sleep before this time because our dinner time is 10.30pm.
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• United States
23 Jan 13
For as long as I can remember I've had a rule to not call people after 9:00pm. Except perhaps my closest friend(s), and only when I have something really exciting to tell them. And if I know they keep late hours, and they don't have anything to do in the am.
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• Pamplona, Spain
22 Jan 13
Hiya pop, Me neither I do not care for the phone ringing at that time of night unless its important about family. We all need to relax at this time of night and slow down and get comfy so we can get off to sleep and not wake up over and over. If they keep us up talking till all hours of the morning I donĀ“t think its fair. However try telling that to the ones who will insist on calling you just when you are in bed and almost asleep.xxx
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
22 Jan 13
The only thing warranting a late night call are bad news, so that is why such a call would really scare me! Some people are also not aware of different time zones, so they could call at what seems like a good time for them, but it would be completely the wrong time for you.