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.
2005-04-23 11:03 pm (UTC)
Earplugs, m'dear. Earplugs. They are your friends. :)
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.
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.
I don't consider someone being dead crisis-level urgent. It's not like they're going to get deader.
Dying, now, is different.
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?
Just in case you haven't read my comment yet, here's another.
WHY AREN'T YOU RESPONDING? I guess I'll comment again and hope that you're reading now....
REPLY! REPLY TO ME! REPLYYYYYYYYYYYYY!
Pardon me but that was disturbingly cute. =P
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.
*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]
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.
"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).
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....
rofl and then call right back.. true enough. How annoying.