Phone Calls

@RubyHawk (30557)
Atlanta, Georgia
September 1, 2016 9:30pm CST
I've had a busy day. First we had to go out shopping and after we returned home in the late afternoon I was on the phone until dark. Seemed like everyone picked today to call. I would no sooner get off the phone until it rang again. My ears are tired. I got out my sewing machine and quilt pieces and started sewing before the first call, and after that between times I sewed one line of pieces together. i usually love hearing from everyone, but when so many call it tires me out. How do you feel about phone calls?
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@TRBRocks420 (84612)
• Banks, Oregon
2 Sep 16
I have experienced that in the past, but not since the invention of texts lol.
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@AmbiePam (50265)
• United States
2 Sep 16
LOL
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
Not many people use text when they communicate with me.
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@AmbiePam (50265)
• United States
2 Sep 16
It used to drive me nuts as a child. My dad is a pastor, and the phone never stopped ringing!
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
It's like that here some days.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
2 Sep 16
I used to be on the phone upto 3,4,5 hours with different friends,but after some life changes,l now dont get a single call in months from anyone,honest l could live without a phone now.There are times l get lonely and wish someone would call but then this phase pass and im fine again.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
I had two more long calls this morning, but that's all for today.
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@RubyHawk You are keeping up but when it gets too much,uplug the phone at certain times.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
@miniam That's an idea but we have relatives in bad health and we get news of them by phone.
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@LadyDuck (182945)
• Switzerland
2 Sep 16
I hate the phone, I like to talk to people in person, but I really dislike the phone that I consider something for "short" communications.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
I had much rather to everyone to the face, but my family lives too far away to see them everyday.
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@LadyDuck (182945)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 16
@RubyHawk All my family live in Italy, I call my mother every day, because she is 95 and I want to check if she is fine and if she needs anything, but it's a 5 minute call.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
@LadyDuck I have 3 sons, 4 sisters and 1 brother and they all have children and grandchildren so you can see how that goes. I enjoy a couple of calls a day, but more takes up my time.
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Sep 16
I feel thankful that I get very few. When I worked, it seemed that I was on the phone half the day, but now, I rarely get a call.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
I enjoy talking to family and friends, but when they gang up on me in one day, I get tired of talking.
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@Steric (80)
• Shanxi, China
2 Sep 16
I like communicating with friends or others online more. Phone call is not my favorite.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
Sometimes I do the same if I want it to be short.
• United States
2 Sep 16
i'm doin' the happy dance that'cha started sewin' those together. ne'er fails here that when i get a rhythm goin' with such, that's when the phone rings non-stop. i don't mind calls if'n folks've somethin' to say, most oft the other party jest kinda sits there'n silence?? i've the need to ask repeatedly if'n they're still e'en still'n the line. does seem that the phone can go days without ringin', whilst others it'll jest not stop.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
That's the way it goes, I have a couple of family members that call and hardly say a work. In that case I'm the one who does the talking. I worked on my quilt again today.Got quiet a bit of the top sewed together. It's only squares, not difficult, the quilting is what will take up time.
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• United States
3 Sep 16
@RubyHawk ya get those, too? ugh, those drive me crazy'n soon i run outta schtuff to say, lol. yes ma'am, that quiltin' does take the longest. i wish i could still hand quilt 'em, used to enjoy that part. these days i fear 't'd take me a year 'r better to do one, lol.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
@crazyhorseladycx it would probably take me a year. Maybe I'll get this one done before next spring.It wouldn't take long if I worked on it every day, but I will be likely to put it aside weeks at a time.At one time I would have finished it quickly.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
2 Sep 16
Someytimes i do not answer and sometimes, I hang the phone to stop the annoyance of ringing hehehe.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
Sometimes I hear someone at the door, I think they might have caught onto that.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
3 Sep 16
@RubyHawk , It might be.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
@cacay1 That ploy gets old quickly.
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@Macarrosel (7537)
• Philippines
2 Sep 16
Phone calls sometimes are irritating especially when the one calling talks about nonsense.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
@steric I don't particularly like to communicate on line, because I'm trying to get other things done, I do sometimes, though.
@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
My sisters and I talk about family, all our kids and grandkids, We have a lot to talk about, but less calls in one day, please.
@jstory07 (71380)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Sep 16
I love to get phone calls from my family and friends. But not ones where they want to sell me something. I had to put two on the do not call list.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Sep 16
We're on the do not call list but we still get a lot of those calls. We would probably get more if we weren't on the list.
@responsiveme (16874)
• India
3 Sep 16
Sometimes they do get in the way...people do phone up now more than ever..but then so do I.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
So do I, when I think of something I want to ask about or pass on, I'm on the phone.
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@dfollin (12777)
• United States
2 Sep 16
I hate that when that happens and usually it is when I am the busiest too. Everyone wants to talk then! Then I have those days when I have not much to do and then no one can talk, lol
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
That's what happens to me and then I wonder why nobody calls.
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@jaboUK (55200)
• United Kingdom
2 Sep 16
I actually dislike chatting on the phone - I just say what needs to be said.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
I like long conversations with family and friends,but not several times a day.
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@marlina (79706)
• Canada
2 Sep 16
I can sympathize with you as I get very tired when talking too much on the phone.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
It actually made my ears ache yesterday.
@sofssu (15075)
2 Sep 16
Happens to me sometimes.. I do get tired.. and so much work piles up.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
Yes, when you're in the middle of something that you want to finish.
@shivamani10 (11185)
• Hyderabad, India
2 Sep 16
I face this situation once in a month. If it is regular then I will switch off my cell. This is the only alternative. I do not have patience. People may take it differently. But, I will have no alternative than this.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
I would ignore, if everything was like yesterday.
@Tampa_girl7 (26798)
• United States
2 Sep 16
They can be exhausting.
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@RubyHawk (30557)
• Atlanta, Georgia
3 Sep 16
especially when I wanted to work on my quilt top.