|Damn it all to hell
||[Apr. 23rd, 2005|06:21 pm]
|||||pissy as all hell||]|
Note to the asshats of the world:
If you call and no one answers the phone, calling back every 3 minutes and letting it ring 4 times before hanging up isn't going to endear you to anyone, particularly if the person capable of answering the phone is trying to take a fucking nap!
Leave a goddamn message, or call back in an hour. And, hey, if you do manage to drag me out of bed, don't be all hurty-faced if I'm a little cranky about it.
I fucking hate people.
people suck ass. end of story
2005-04-23 10:49 pm (UTC)
Time to whip out the Adamantium claws. ARGH!
That sort of thing happens to me a lot, so I just unplug the phone in my room whenever I'm serious about a nap.
Alas, it was the phone in the kitchen, and being a pretty light sleeper I was unable to ignore it.
i know what you mean...i've told people countless times that I screen phone calls, so please leave a fricking message and don't try calling back every few minutes!!!
I just don't get people who hang up sans message, period. HELLO! Most flks have an ANSWERING MACHINE for a reason!
I usually hang up on answering machines. I don't like them, I don't like talking to them, and if I'm calling someone on the phone, it's because I want to talk to them *now*. If I get the machine, I assume they're not home, so I hang up and call their mobile phone instead.
... Okay, the person who did that had something crisis-level urgent to communicate, right?
Because that is the only reason I can think of why anyone would *do* that.
Oh, yeah, it was a crisis.
Hey, I left a comment in your journal, please respond.
Hey! I LEFT A COMMENT! How come you haven't gotten back to me yet?
*smacks them all with a dead mackerel
Hey, why is my mother calling you? :-/
Seriously, this is the way she *always* calls. She calls once, lets it ring three times and hangs up, then calls back five or six times, always hanging up before the answering machine can pick up. I think she saves a penny if she manages to hang up before the machine picks up. But the thing is...if I'm here and I don't pick up, I can't talk right then. If I'm not here, then it logically follows that I don't hear the phone ringing and I'm STILL not gonna pick up. D'oh! This used to infuriate me when Kieran was little and trying to nap, especially when I was rocking him to sleep and I couldn't get up and answer the phone and she'd just keep on calling and calling and calling. I've begged her to just leave a message, but she won't...I guess she'd rather just keep on psychically willing me to apparate in front of the phone.
Anyway, sorry about the asshat. If it really is my mom, tell her I said to stop bugging you.
You could start answering (after the third or fourth time) "STOP FUCKING DOING THAT!!! Oh, it's you Mom? I didn't think it would be you, since I've asked you nicely not to do that." And do so each time.
Even if she doesn't stop, you'll get to vent. [eg]
No joke!!! I wish I could just put that on my answering machine... Hey, why can't I? ;)
They wouldn't hear it; they hang up to avoid the machine....