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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 do that all day long in my job. My mantra when I dial is please go to voice mail... I work in short term disability claims.


This is why they invented texting, ha ha!


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


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


This is me


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


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

You're not alone!


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

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


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


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

Hitchens Level 8 June 14, 2018

Each and every time. Texting is awesome.

Vickylyn Level 6 June 14, 2018

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!


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

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.


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.


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

legna Level 4 June 13, 2018

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


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

KKGator Level 9 June 13, 2018

Good grief THANK YOU.


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

GinaMaria Level 7 June 13, 2018

It does feel like an intrusion, I am so grateful for texting. It is a standing rule that you text me first to see if am available. Most of the time I am but sometimes I just don't want to talk. Of course I never say that. I just say I will get back to you I am occupied. That way they don't feel rejected by me ignoring their call.

Vyn951 Level 4 June 14, 2018

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


I avoid phone calls at all costs.


I hate phone communication more than any form.


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.


NO. /old school here.

Qualia Level 8 June 14, 2018

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


Hahah! That’s why I just text!

Livia Level 6 June 13, 2018
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