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Calling people?

Does anyone call and hope the person you are calling doesn’t pick up? Whenever I call I get an odd feeling and hope the person does not pick up

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I have a more general version of this. If I have plans there is often a period where I hope the plans fall through.

PhitDoctor50 Level 7 June 13, 2018
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Yes!

Me too! I often wonder why did I say that I would do it!?

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This is me

MoonlitLife Level 5 June 13, 2018
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5

Sometimes...but I am practicing, just not calling to begin with!

Freedompath Level 8 June 13, 2018
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4

I have a weird dread about talking on the phone. I don't like answering when someone calls. It feels like such an intrusion. I hate small talk. I don't know where all that comes from. I feel a little silly admitting it. 😬

Deinan Level 4 June 14, 2018
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You're not alone!

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I'm one of those terrible people who are heartily glad that texting came along, for this very reason. These days I can chicken out of having to have a conversation over the phone and send a text instead — and if not happy, it certainly makes me feel relieved to do so.

DaveMania Level 6 June 14, 2018
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4

LOL! yes! Then when they call back I don't have to answer.

TheoryNumber3 Level 6 June 13, 2018
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4

Yes! Particularly at work, I chant "don't pick up" while the phone is ringing.

Untamedshrew Level 6 June 13, 2018
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3

All the time! Lol. But I hate leaving voicemails too! So I’m stuck in this awkward loop of wishing they wouldn’t pick up but also hoping their voice mailbox is full. 😂😂😂

Knd502 Level 7 June 14, 2018
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3

Yes I have called the whitehouse.. but all I get is The President is currently in Mara Lago...🙄📞🏌️♂️

Hitchens Level 8 June 14, 2018
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3

Each and every time. Texting is awesome.

Vickylyn Level 6 June 14, 2018
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3

I like calling and don't worry if they answer or not. However, I detest texting when trying to have an actual conversation. Not because I'm old but because it rates right up there with "meet & greet". Blech!

Purplelotuspod Level 5 June 14, 2018
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I've never experienced this, so i ask respectfully, what is the purpose of a call if the caller doesn't want anyone to answer? Is it that the person calling really doesn't want to interact, calling out of obligation? Or is the caller afraid of something else?

I'd appreciate understanding. Thanks.

josephr Level 7 June 13, 2018
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just a thought and not speaking for OP but it has crossed my mind that people better with thinking about words they use before typing vs speaking prefer text.

Text is kinda fun when a person has a way of tweaking grey matter in a way they can't convey in spoken word but dammit. I hate text convos because I can require a lot of words before I get my point across & don't feel like writing a college essay each convo.

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No. If I phone someone, it's because I want to talk to them. If I don't want to, I don't phone them. I'd rather get whatever business it is done than pay phone tag with their voice mail.

memorylikeasieve Level 7 June 13, 2018
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3

Many times, I hope to get to speak to their answering machine and be done with it.

legna Level 4 June 13, 2018
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3

Yes. And that's also a Seinfeld episode. smile001.gif

LilAtheistLady Level 7 June 13, 2018
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3

No. I only call the people I want to pick up.

KKGator Level 9 June 13, 2018
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Good grief THANK YOU.

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I work on the phone, primarily, so I often hope for no answer. 😏

GinaMaria Level 6 June 13, 2018
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2

The same as calling at a house and hoping they aren't in 😊

SimonCyrene Level 6 June 14, 2018
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2

I avoid phone calls at all costs.

Donotbelieve Level 8 June 14, 2018
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2

I hate phone communication more than any form.

GregGasiorowski Level 5 June 14, 2018
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2

It really depends on the call. I'd usually rather talk than text, but there are some people I just don't want to talk to at all.

obviouspseudonym Level 5 June 14, 2018
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2

NO. /old school here.

Qualia Level 8 June 14, 2018
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2

Sadly I do. I must try and work on that...........smile005.gif

patchoullijulie Level 8 June 13, 2018
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2

Yes most of the time

Buckeyeproud Level 7 June 13, 2018
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Hahah! That’s why I just text!

Livia Level 6 June 13, 2018
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