have you ever done this?

@jhl930 (3605)
United States
January 3, 2009 8:33pm CST
i was over at a friends house today and he was sitting there watching tv and another one of his friends called and he just ignored the call, and i was thinking how does he know that it wasn't something important and i was thinking that i've never done that when a friend is callign but others have done it and i was just wondering about all of you, do you think its right to ignore a friends phone call and have you ever done this? i want to thank you for taking the time out of your day to come by and read and review my discussion, and hopefully answer, i hope that you all have had a great week and that you have a happy and safe evening and weekend, thanks again for taking the time to come by!
4 responses
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Yes, I've ignored calls before, especially when I have other guests by me. I think it would be rude if my other friend takes my time I have for the other friend that is visiting me.
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
5 Jan 09
Hello jhl. I have never done this. If I have a call, I always go and pick up the phone whomever it is from. I think that it is polite to answer the phone withtout ignoring it.
@skydancer (2018)
• United States
4 Jan 09
For me, I have found that if it is someone who wants or needs to talk bad enough with an issue that is important enough, they'll leave a message on the answering machine... my friends will always do this for me. That pretty much ensures that they won't be ignored. There is a specific time of evening when telemarketer tend to phone everyone, and we don't like this, and therefore let the answering machine catch it. I always, always, always, however, go over to the answering machine to find out who it is if I am there to hear the phone ring, and will either pick up then or call them back at my earliest as soon as possible. If it's my cell phone, I look at the caller ID, and if it is somebody I recognize or if I am expecting a call, I take it. But do I all-together ignore a call from a friend? No. I am not always able to get back to them straight away (say, if I am working). If I am just free and on my own, and am able to take the call right away (as it seems like you were describing there), then yes, I will take it and see what's up.
• United States
4 Jan 09
I have ignored friends phone calls but only when I am at work or in the middle of something with someone else. With most of my friends, if they leave a message I know it's something important. If there's no message, they just wanted to chat and I can call them back when I am free.