Are you good at returning phone calls?

@abkinsey (173)
United States
May 19, 2009 3:11pm CST
When someone calls you and you can't get to the phone, are you good at returning their calls? I am horrible at returning calls from my friends. I don't mean to be so awful about it, but I just get caught up in everything going on and forget to call. I am one of those people who is better at keeping in touch with people face to face, rather than by phone or email. I know I should be better and I'm going to work on it, but this is one of my major downfalls.
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@MrPKitty (102)
• United States
19 May 09
I hate the phone. If it isn't someone trying to sell me something, it's a bill collector for someone who doesn't live here, I don't know any Mary! Or better yet it's somebody trying to drag me into some drama I have no interest in. I only have a home phone just in case. If it never rang I'd be a happy camper.
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@technoobs (406)
• Philippines
19 May 09
Somehow I tried to but depends upon the situation to favor return calls. Sadly I don't do that to my friends sometimes that they call up. But I think there's nothing much about it no issues. But if it really needs to then I would do return phone calls.
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• United States
19 May 09
I am in the same boat, unless i catch a call i get easily distracted. I am however trying to get around that by texting the person(if they called via cell) and telling them to call me back when they get a chance. Something else you could do is if you miss a call, immediatly stop what your doing if you can, and call them back. the only time i purposly dont answer is when im at work unless my wife calls she is the exception.
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@lawana_f (327)
• United States
19 May 09
It depends on my mood and if the person that has left a message is one that returns my phone calls and messages. I have not returned a phone call from one doctor, but I am not ready to give in and go there yet. I am really good at answering my emails and try to keep up with friends and family. When working I always return phone calls and emails at it can be very important to the customer or vender. I am not as good at keeping in touch face to face as many of the people I keep up with are many miles away. I live in the country and cannot even get a phone plan that covers all my calls for one price, so phones are out part of the time. Living on a fixed income makes it hard to run up a high phone bill.
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• Portugal
19 May 09
it depends. some times i'm great and i call them as soon as possible and ask about everything and don't forget a single detail of what they tell me. but sometimes, i'm just so stressed with the exams and tired and homesick that i can't get time to call them back, or simply don't feel like talking to anyone at all. i end up calling them, they just need to wait a week or so...
20 May 09
I always return my phone calls, as soon as I see on my phone I have missed a call I always ring them bakc or send them a message.
• United States
20 May 09
I am really good at returning calls. Now if I do not want to be bothered I will ignore calls that is what voicemail is for. If I have the time I will check it and if I feel it is really imporant the person needs to talk to me I will return the call asap. Take care and this is a great discussion, happy mylotting to you as well.
• Malaysia
20 May 09
Yes I am like you. I get stucked in with what I am doing for the day that I always forget to return some of the calls I got and also forgot to reply messages and I actually got cursed because of this habit. My friends who dont know this habit called me arrogant when I am just absent-minded and not bothered too much about the phone but of course I know this is a bad habit anyway
@harryt123 (327)
• United States
20 May 09
I am usually pretty good at returning phone calls or even text messages that I get. If I am busy at work or doing something out and about and I don't have the opportunity to talk to the person I would either let it go to voicemail or pick up the phone see if there is something important the person wanted or anything important that they wanted to tell me. If not, then I would tell them that I am busy at the current time and would call them back when I am available. Eventhough, having a face to face conversation is not possible because of our busy lives on a daily basis and with the advancement of technology being the wave of the future. We still have cell phones and voicemails that help us keep in touch with one another.
• Philippines
20 May 09
i'm awful at returning calls from my friends too... :( I don't mean it though. It's just that, I'm swamped with a kit if things right now. There are even times when I forget to reply to some text messages from friends. It takes me days to text them back. :( But I make it up to them whenever I can. :)
• Malaysia
20 May 09
it depends! if i can remember or i'm free that time, i'll returning their calls.. it's undeniable that sometimes i might be forgot to call them back.
• China
20 May 09
me too, i am horrible at returning calls from the others, the best way is to take action as soon as possible, the longer you take, the worse it would be, cos when you remember to call back to your friend, he might probably forget what he wanted to say to you, even might forget he had called you,it would take a long time to make the things clear
• India
20 May 09
hmmm wen its about girls ..i used to pick up call very quickly...but i rarely to my male frndz...duno y i like to talk to gals rather than boys.. hmm one thing is dat i pick up unknown calls wid interest n knwn caller keep trying but if i dnt want to talk to dem..no one force me...
@Beertjie (976)
• South Africa
20 May 09
Missed calls from friends and family I will respond to by calling back. Other I will judge upon our relationship. If it is a number that I do not know, I do not call back. If it is important, I believe they will phone back.
@sacmom (14231)
• United States
20 May 09
I'm pretty much the same way. Though at the same time it depends on the person. For example, if it is my husband calling me, I will return the call right away. If it is someone else, I may not get back as quickly. I'm a little better when it comes to emails as I am not a phone person, but the same thing applies when it comes to certain people.
• India
20 May 09
It really depends on the situation I am in at that moment. Sometimes when I am free I would religiously return phone calls to all of my friends. Other times when I am busy especially at work then I do tend to forget to return the calls. Ya I always want to return calls but after certain time it goes out of my mind and later I feel guilty about it. So there are times when people get a bit upset with me for not returning calls. Everybody is not that understanding you know. But I always try to make up for it just by calling up my friends in leisure time. Phones are still better but I am horrible at replying emails and that is something I will need to improve.
@joeniar (68)
• Indonesia
20 May 09
when do i estimate that calling important, so i shall try to will call to return
• China
20 May 09
Most of the time, I will return the phone calls when I am free. But some time, I can not return timely when I am very busy. And in such case, I often forget to call back. My friends often call me again when they don't receive my call for something urgency.
@subha12 (18444)
• India
20 May 09
I am.when i promise to return the call back, I make it sure to do so. But it is not that I am getting miss calls from some number and will return them.
@zzyw87 (1259)
• Philippines
20 May 09
Yes, I always return my phone calls. One reason why I do that is because I get anxious and curious as to why they called. What if it was urgent or important? Even if it was not that important, it is okay with me, just so to appease my curiosity. Anyway, phone calls like these are just usually a few minutes of my time.