Brrr-innng Brr-inng

@Modestah (11188)
United States
July 2, 2007 12:30am CST
WHAT!! WHO? HUH? Who's this? (who am I?) I HATE getting startled out of a sound sleep by the phone ringing! I get up in a jolt, and make it to the phone, usually after stumbling on something or hitting my head...my heart is pounding at racing speeds, my head is pulsating.... by the time I am over my disorientation and realize what day it is etc... and get over the impulse fear that someone I love must have died or had some other tragic malady strike... it is usually a wrong number, or an office confirming an appt. time. (at 7 in the morning they call me!) Then I have a blasted headache for much of the day
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@mamasan34 (6520)
• United States
3 Jul 07
The other night my brother called me at 5 a.m. to tell me that the comedian Tommy Davidson and some other celebrity was in front of him at the casino. I thought someone was having a heart attack or mom and dad were sick and I needed to come home. I was so hopping mad. I told him that Jesus himself better be in front of him to call me at 5 in the morning then hung up. LOL
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@sunita64 (6469)
• India
3 Jul 07
Even I find this kind of disturbance very annoying and the worst part of it is that my phone is in the ground floor so to attend I have to come down the stairs and at times I feel that one day I will fall down, so what I do is let it keep ringing as bad news as well as good news both can wait.
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@ctv101103 (860)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
oh, i hate it when this happens to me, too! a ringing phone really late at night makes my heart pound since i always think it's an emergency or something bad has happened to a family member or relative. if it turns out to be a wrong number, i usually end up not being friendly at all to the person at the other end of the line.
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@DanaMark (807)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I have answered the phone in the middle of the night by saying, "Hello, is this Dana?" when I meant to say, "This is Dana." I don't know why people insist on phoning so late. We also lived in a small town where a woman would call everyone early Monday morning to ask if they had any news for the newspaper (gossip type stuff, like who they visited during the past week.) Monday was my day off, so I liked to sleep in. She always called before I got up which started my day off all wrong. I didn't like giving out that kind of news in the first place. I thought it was ridiculous to read in the paper who visited who in a small town. If I said I didn't have any news, she would tell me my parents had visited, or whoever. I tried politely asking her to not call, or not to call so early, but she wouldn't stop. So I fixed it. I moved out of town. lol.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Oh, that is horrible (the gossip column) they do that to some degree here, but not with the phone calls. I would thank them very kindly to keep their noses out of my private affairs. one thing they did here, which I pitched a fit over was to announce on the radio and list in the paper every person who was admitted and discharged from the hospital. When we had an admission in our family I let it be known in no uncertain terms that this was not to be done! what better way for a potential thief to locate his next victims. oh, that house is vacant...hahaha...
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Our local newspaper used to list hospital admissions. But new privacy laws have gone into effect so they cannot do that anymore. Sometimes new laws can be beneficial.
@lynboobsy11 (11343)
• Philippines
2 Jul 07
I feel the same way too, specially when you are about to sleep or your in the middle of your nice dream and suddenly the phone will ring and when you answered it is only nothing like wrong number or some undesirable person you don't like to talk. I feel so disgusting sometimes I really show through my voice that he/she woke because she call.
• United States
2 Jul 07
My friends and family know by now that they cannot call me when I am likely to be sleeping. I have answered several phone calls in the past while I am asleep. I have carried on conversations and when I wake up I have no memory of the whole thing. If it was not for several people telling me about it, I would think that my wife is just trying to pull a joke on me when she tells me about what I said during such phone calls.
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I hate that as well, getting woken up by the phone. Although I sleep in the day (work midnight shift) I hate when I answer MY phone and someone on the other end asks me who I am. Or someone has a wrong number and when you tell them, they say, "well maybe you can help me, I am calling on behalf of..." I just want to rip them through the phone. I am not very nice when it comes to interrupting my sleep.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
2 Jul 07
oh, I know what you mean! they called me and ask "Who is This" I respond with - heh, you called me sir - who are you?
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I hate it when that happens. My father in law has a habit of calling at odd hours and yes sometimes midnight, when we are all fast asleep (he is in NZ). When I hear the phone at that time of hour I think something serious has happened within my family. And to top it off, I find it hard to get back to sleep GRRR!
• Turkey
2 Jul 07
if i wake up at morning or by night for a phone call i m not conscious until 5 minutes. i didnt know what i m saying and then i sleep again. cell phones is not a problem because they have silent mode but normal phones can be really a headache.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Oh I don't like that feeling but whenever I hear the phone ring as I am half asleep I get the nerves shakes or something because I am not fully awake. I might trip over something ouch,
• United States
2 Jul 07
urgh..i hate calls that early..i usually think the same thing,there's been an accident or something. just being startled disorients me for a while.
@Aeval39 (774)
• United States
2 Jul 07
For me, it's usually telemarketers. Sometimes after a long day full of events that I'd rather not remember... the next morning when I wake up, I really DON'T remember them. I'll wake up and for a blissful moment, I'll be completely oblivious to what's going on in my life at the moment. Too bad it passes.. and then it's like "..Oh."
@creematee (2810)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I totally agree that this is one of the worst ways to wake up! It's one of the reasons DH and I don't have a phone in our bedroom. (the other is the kids like to play with it!) If the phone rings while I'm in bed, I do let the answering machine pick up. We have the volume turned up very loudly, so if it is important, I can fly down the stairs to get it while they are leaving a message. No message, not important, and I stay in bed. This helps at least keep my toes warm when they don't need to be out of bed! :)
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
2 Jul 07
I hate those early morning or late night calls that are usually wrong numbers. I have the ringer turned off on the phone in the bedroom. I have an answering machine to pick up any important calls. There were several times before I turned the ringer off where I was shocked awake, and my heart was sent racing by those types of phone calls.
@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2 Jul 07
I can't stand that sort of thing either! It's a horrible way to wake up! What really bothers me is when it is a somewhat important call and they just launch into whatever they have to say without giving me time to collect myself. I once had a serious misunderstanding with a doctor's office because of this! They called while I was asleep and gave me test results, and I wound up far more worried than I had to be because I misunderstood the information!