The Phone Rang at Night

@akalinus (23009)
United States
October 11, 2018 11:26am CST
I stayed up late reading last night. I just could not put the book down. I finally got off to sleep and a couple of hours later the phone rang. I woke up instantly and saw it was my son in NY who hung up right away. I called him back and found out that he was deleting stuff from his phone and accidentally dialed me. I told him I would go back to sleep. A late night phone call gets the adrenalin pumping so I could not sleep. I would be up early to go to my writer's group meeting this morning. I forgot to go the meeting. Some days, you just wonder.
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@marguicha (106477)
• Chile
11 Oct
I am always terrified by late phone calls. Last year, besides the 2 times the burglars entered and robbed at my house, I was called at night once. The person told me they had one of my daughters and they wanted ransom. The voice of my daughter called help. Fortunately, I had the other phone and called my daughter and she was at home, fast asleep. She did not believe me until the same thing happened to her. Bad guys get cellphones into prison and they have people outside to do their bad deeds.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
Gosh, that's awful. Why do those things happen to you? How did they get your daughter's voice? Do you know who it was that did this? I hate night calls, they usually aren't anything good.
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@marguicha (106477)
• Chile
11 Oct
@akalinus I wish I know. Claudia had the same experience days later and it was Carolina┬┤s voice. But Carolina was then in Spain. Still, the next day, she called her.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
@marguicha How do they get the voices of someone in your family? Who does this stuff? Can't the police do anything about it?
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@anya12adwi (4540)
• Bhubaneshwar, India
11 Oct
I get into freezing mode.. I feel like some ghost would be calling me and I again freeze thinking that
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
I never think it is a ghost. I always think it is to tell me about something bad.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
@anya12adwi I hate it when people start rumors like that. They only do it to hurt people. I can see why you aren't sure about this.
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• Bhubaneshwar, India
11 Oct
@akalinus There were many rumours but this had seated fear in my subconscious mind.. So, I get startled when I receive call at nights.. So, either I put my phone on aeroplane mode or I mute the ringtone
@Courage7 (21831)
• United States
11 Oct
Very worrying a jolt of worry..glad it was nothing to be concerned about Jo Ann. Oh oh you forgot your meeting.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
Me too. Maybe it was good I did not go to the meeting. It got dark and rainy out and I was tired so I guess staying home was probably good.
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@Courage7 (21831)
• United States
11 Oct
@akalinus Yeah always a reason they say.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
@Courage7 I probably would have missed my turn or run off the road somewhere. I never know.
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@m_audrey6788 (18494)
• Philippines
11 Oct
It irritates me sometimes if a sudden call early in the morning Just like you I can`t go back to sleep
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
Then, I bet you are tired the next day. It is hard to calm down.
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• Philippines
11 Oct
@akalinus Yes. That`s for sure
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@andriaperry (64061)
• Anniston, Alabama
11 Oct
Oh yeah a middle of the night call always means something bad. Glad he is just a night owl playing with his phone.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
12 Oct
Yeah, I was but remembered times when I accidentally called a wrong number late at night. I bet they are still mad at me.
@1creekgirl (13051)
• United States
11 Oct
So glad it was just a mistake and not something bad.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes, me too. I was so relieved that it was a simple mistake.
@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Late night calls are always a bit of a worry.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
12 Oct
Yes, I know that feeling. A few years ago, I was getting a call every night from a Mr. Lee in Mexico City, a collect call. I have no idea who he was or why he was calling collect. I kept yelling that it was a wrong number and to never call here again. It went on for days.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@akalinus Goodness, that's a bit strange.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
13 Oct
@JudyEv I am sure it involved some sort of scam. Why would I get a call from another country from someone I don't know?
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@nela13 (10280)
• Portugal
11 Oct
late phone calls terrify me, it is always bad news, glad that it wasnt in your case.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
I hate the feeling when the phone rings.
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@nela13 (10280)
• Portugal
13 Oct
@akalinus usually I can't go back to sleep.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
14 Oct
@nela13 It is hard to get back to sleep. Sometimes, I just get up and do something on the phone.
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@LadyDuck (189256)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
I hate when the phone rings during the night, it has never brought good news.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
12 Oct
Unfortunately no, it never does.
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@LadyDuck (189256)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@akalinus Usually people need to call you in the night only if there are serious problems.
@LadyDuck (189256)
• Switzerland
13 Oct
@akalinus Exactly.
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@allknowing (73355)
• India
11 Oct
I never pick up late night calls and those who know me will never call me.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
12 Oct
Usually, those late calls tell you something important even though you don't want to hear it.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
13 Oct
@allknowing That is true.
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@GardenGerty (105513)
• United States
12 Oct
I can almost feel your exhaustion.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
12 Oct
I never get enough sleep. My brain will not shut off.
@wolfgirl569 (13979)
• Marion, Ohio
11 Oct
Glad everything was ok. Mine had my text alerts going off a few nights ago. He was learning to work his new security system and set me as a backup.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
12 Oct
Some of those phones are really complicated and each kind seems to work differently from other kinds. I wake up instantly when the text alert goes off.
@DWDavis (15902)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
11 Oct
I know you were relieved it was an accidental call instead of a call about an accident though I imagine you were not too happy with him right after you got off the phone.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
12 Oct
Yes, when I saw it was my son and saw that he hung up, I had to call back and see what awful news he would tell me.
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@Corbin5 (123255)
• United States
11 Oct
I have had many a late-night phone call regarding medical emergencies being experienced by my elderly parents. Those late-night phone calls really are unsettling.
@akalinus (23009)
• United States
11 Oct
Yes, they are terrible. You can't just go back to sleep, I can't anyway.
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