At what time do you think it is okay.....

March 22, 2007 8:35am CST
to phone someones house unarranged at in the morning. Do you just phone whenever you feel the urge or would you wait until a specific time if it was there day off. I normally give a time of 11 o'clock beofre I will phone someone but there is always that fear they will be sleeping.
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• Sri Lanka
22 Mar 07
Well i wouldnt call someone very early in the morning.. but after 9.00 a.m its ok to call unless ofcourse its a holiday. and late nights is a bad time unless of course its an emmergency. for me late night means after 9.00 p.m.. its not neccessary tht they r asleep by then, but ppl like torelax n enjoy a bit after dinner. so it would be intruding to call them at tht time
22 Mar 07
Och I would call some onr right up unitl 10pm and jnot before 11am. Funny that how people have different idead about good times to call.
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@Stiletto (4584)
22 Mar 07
Usually it would be 9am at the earliest unless I know the person gets up early even on their day off (weird!) or if it was someone I knew liked to lie in bed for ages then it would probably be nearer 11am before I phoned.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
22 Mar 07
That really depends on the person. If it's someone I don't know their morning routine I'll wait until 9 a.m. and call. My Mom and step-dad I call after 7 because I know they are up and ready to head out the door - catch them while I can. I miss my grandmother who passed away 4 years ago. She used to call me at 6 in the morning - she would always say she just wanted someone to talk to and knew I would be the only person in the family awake. I have always been an early bird.
22 Mar 07
Och that is nice that she often thought of you.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I do miss her, and she was right, now I don't have anyone but The Lord to talk to that early in the morning.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
22 Mar 07
Yes we never know when ot who is going to have a lay in..I think only my parents and my Hubby are the ones that don't lol. No actually to tell a lie.my hubby does have a lay in when I am not here and I have phoned himon accasion where I got a neanderthal replying to the phone call.I got the message and hung up lol. Otherwise I usually7 wait till an appropriate time ofcourse.
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22 Mar 07
It's funnyhow the people you are really close to you can phone no matter hwat time it is. Sometimes I will phone my best mate at 2am and if he has been sleeping he doesnt mind at all.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
26 Apr 07
People can call whenever they want, but they aren't going to ge me before 8 AM or after 8 PM unless there is some weird fluke. I flip off the cell once I've picked up the kids, and the phone is downstairs. The house is under strict instructions to not pick up the phone at all unless we knoe whose number it is, or if not know the voice once the machine comes on. I use the same rule for others except on the weekend, it would be 10 to 10 instead of 8 to 8.
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@urbandekay (18312)
25 Apr 07
Of course it depends on the person but generally between 9am and 9pm. Hmmmm, clearly your friends are lazy-ar*es! he he he all the best urban
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• Philippines
25 Apr 07
i dont usually call at morning cause i always sleep most of it. my wake-up time is 10 so... anyway, on the ocassion that im awake early in the mornig, i usually made a call sometime between 9:30 to 11:00.
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@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
23 Mar 07
If it's a weekday anything goes really, inside of business hours. At the weekend,I wouldn't want to wake people up either. If they don't have children, after 11, and if they do have children, after 10.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
22 Mar 07
Well I would NEVER phone someone after 9.00pm at night, unless it was a dire emergency. I guess that's because I get up at 5.00am for work, so I am normally asleep or just getting ready for bed at 9.00pm, and I think everyone else is too! In the mornings - well I'm wide awake and at work by 6.30am, though I normally leave it til 9.00am to ring someone just for a chat! Don't think I actualy know anyone who would still be asleep at 11.00am! All my friends are either at work, or they have kids, whch means they never get a lie in!!!!
• United States
11 May 07
9 am if it's important,11 if it's more leisurely. most people unless they've been up all night are up by 11.
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11 May 07
I got up at 11.30
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
11 May 07
I usually wait as you do unless the call is important and cant wait. If i know the person schedule like if they worked the night shift the night before or the grave yard shift i will most likely wait a little longer so they get there rest. You know alot of people are not that consider though. I dont know how many call me after i have worked the night shift and it is not important and early too really bugs me.
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11 May 07
I would just answer and tell them how inconsiderate that is. Thats enough to drive you up the wall.
• India
27 Apr 07
I would wait until a specific time.
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• Canada
27 Apr 07
I phone peopel at tiems i knwo they will be awake or still up this can vary depending on the person i will nto call any oen without a good reason befroe 8 am or after 10 pm