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Damn it all to hell [Apr. 23rd, 2005|06:21 pm]
Zoethe
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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.
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[User Picture]From: just_carrie
2005-04-23 10:36 pm (UTC)
people suck ass. end of story
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[User Picture]From: cieo
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.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-23 11:01 pm (UTC)
Alas, it was the phone in the kitchen, and being a pretty light sleeper I was unable to ignore it.
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[User Picture]From: cieo
2005-04-23 11:03 pm (UTC)
Earplugs, m'dear. Earplugs. They are your friends. :)
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[User Picture]From: scarletdemon
2005-04-23 10:55 pm (UTC)
God, how annoying.
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[User Picture]From: trianakvetch
2005-04-23 11:21 pm (UTC)
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!!!

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[User Picture]From: lacey
2005-04-24 12:13 am (UTC)
Amen!
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[User Picture]From: undertheivy99
2005-04-24 01:06 am (UTC)
I just don't get people who hang up sans message, period. HELLO! Most flks have an ANSWERING MACHINE for a reason!
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[User Picture]From: tevriel
2005-04-24 01:19 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: tevriel
2005-04-24 01:12 am (UTC)
... 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.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-24 01:15 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah, it was a crisis.

Not.
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[User Picture]From: darthfox
2005-04-24 02:02 am (UTC)
i can get behind that, but the second time someone doesn't answer the phone, it's safe to move on to one or both of the following:

1. call their cell; or
2. when the machine picks up, say "If you're there, pick up, and if you're not, call me as soon as you can -- it's very important."

if, you know, someone is dead.
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[User Picture]From: tevriel
2005-04-24 02:14 am (UTC)
I don't consider someone being dead crisis-level urgent. It's not like they're going to get deader.

Dying, now, is different.
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[User Picture]From: lunarennui
2005-04-24 03:07 am (UTC)
HELL FUCKING YES.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-24 03:14 am (UTC)
Hey, I left a comment in your journal, please respond.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-24 03:14 am (UTC)
Hey! I LEFT A COMMENT! How come you haven't gotten back to me yet?
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-24 03:14 am (UTC)
Just in case you haven't read my comment yet, here's another.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-24 03:14 am (UTC)
WHY AREN'T YOU RESPONDING? I guess I'll comment again and hope that you're reading now....
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-04-24 03:15 am (UTC)
REPLY! REPLY TO ME! REPLYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-24 03:16 am (UTC)
Fuck.

Off.

SMOOCHIES!!!!!!
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From: ethangilchrist
2005-04-24 03:48 am (UTC)
Pardon me but that was disturbingly cute. =P
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[User Picture]From: poobah103
2005-04-24 07:36 am (UTC)
I hope everytime you posted a new comment, you made a very loud ringing sound from whatever room your computer is in.

I also hope Gini was home to hear that ringing sound, because if not, then this whole thing just degenerated into you posting LJ comments while making funny noises to yourself.
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From: ethangilchrist
2005-04-24 03:47 am (UTC)
*smacks them all with a dead mackerel
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[User Picture]From: chaosdancer
2005-04-24 07:00 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-24 02:43 pm (UTC)
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]
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[User Picture]From: chaosdancer
2005-04-24 06:42 pm (UTC)
Heh! That's not a bad idea...if she didn't know I have a caller ID that announces the calls, it might work. :) I've hesitated to pick it up after several calls, though, because then I'd have to explain why I didn't pick it up right away.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-24 06:49 pm (UTC)
"I was taking a dump."

"I was having sex."

"I was performing ritual sacrifice."

"I didn't feel like talking to you."

I could go on and on.... [eg]

Or, just unplug the phone (better than turning off the ringer because you do notice the next time you try to use it).
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[User Picture]From: mamygirl
2005-04-24 04:19 pm (UTC)
No joke!!! I wish I could just put that on my answering machine... Hey, why can't I? ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-04-24 04:22 pm (UTC)
They wouldn't hear it; they hang up to avoid the machine....
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[User Picture]From: mamygirl
2005-04-24 04:25 pm (UTC)
rofl and then call right back.. true enough. How annoying.
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