Avoiding Phone Calls

@andriaperry (43433)
United States
December 16, 2015 11:58am CST
Have you ever just turned off the ringers of your phones so that you could have peace and quiet? I am finding myself doing this more and more of late. People always wanting something from em and never calling to "just see how I am doing." Today I have to go into a few offices and ask some major questions, I will also find out how many more times I have to go to the doctor. I do feel better so I am hoping its almost over. I am not going to call because I want to look these people in the eyes. I have voice mail waiting and I really hate to call and see what is said on that thing. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and I will be back to read ya later :D
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@MALUSE (36915)
• Germany
16 Dec 15
We also have landline. I don't like calling or being called.
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@LadyDuck (141284)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
We still have a landline phone for our work and I use my cellphone very little.
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• Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
16 Dec 15
Most of the weekends I put my phone on airplane mode so im not bothered by anyone when trying to relax
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@tallawah (8017)
• Kingston, Jamaica
16 Dec 15
My cell is permanently on silent. If I don't hear it vibrate or see the light...it isn't answered.
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@Blondie2222 (20983)
• United States
17 Dec 15
I don't have a home phone so i don't worry about people calling. I do have a cell but i don't have to answer it if i don't want too.
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• Ireland
16 Dec 15
If I have a migraine attack, I turn off all phones and leave the land-line phone off hook. I try to be as anti-social as possible in any case, so few people ring me! I agree with you that most people want something, and normally I try to be patient and oblige, however phones always seem to ring at inopportune moments when you are leaving the house, in the loo, have dirty hands or are trying to do something which requires concentration. If it's a blind sales call, it normally pees me off and I ask them all sorts of difficult questions about what they are trying to sell to the extent that they get frustrated and wish they hadn't called me. If it's a computer scam caller, I lead them down the garden path and pretend that I'm having trouble entering the password they gave me (so that they can screw up the computer), Sometimes I pretend that they've reached the local police station and they hang up.
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@boiboing (12219)
• Northampton, England
16 Dec 15
I switch my mobile off frequently and tend to forget I've done it.
@marlina (69895)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
We have land line and cell phone. Just use them when needed.
• United States
16 Dec 15
If our phone rings 6 times a week that's a lot We use landline only.