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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:55 AM
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Have any of you ever hung up when a voice mail answer
goes on way too long and attempts to be funny? I had one the other day that went on about the guy's wife and her dislikes before there was any prompting to leave a message after the beep. I wonder if this has gotten worse lately.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:54 AM
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1. Very many times.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:08 PM
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5. Glad I am not the only one to take exception to this.
I also dislike it if they try to work in some religious or political bit since you can guess where people like that will be coming from.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:59 AM
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2. You had me at hang up when a voice mail answer
I almost never leave a message after the tone.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 12:22 PM
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3. Same here.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:07 PM
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4. In this case it was supposed to be a business call
and I listened more than I usually would. But it got to be too much.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:11 PM
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6. It seemed sort of necessary to wait but I do not like robogags.
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BiggJawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 01:59 PM
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7. Yeah, my dad is (was) bad about that.
He never left a message that he had called. Something about not talking to "some gawd-dam machine".

Haven't heard from him in about 7 years, now. Don't have his current number, and I suppose somebody would have left a message if he had died.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:26 PM
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11. But now they call you back anyway.
Caller ID.

"Did you call me earlier? I saw you on my caller ID."
"Yeah, it wasn't anything important. I was just trying to find an address for Jane. I called Betty and she had it."
"Why didn't you leave a message?"
"Well, like I said IT WASN'T ANYTHING IMPORTANT, and I got the address from Betty."
"Oh. OK."
:eyes:

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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:04 AM
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13. And a lot of people call with ID hidden. What's with that??
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:35 AM
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17. telemarketers
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 06:27 PM
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18. Shy?
;-)
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:35 PM
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8. I hate it when the kid records the voicemail message.
It's cute once. Once.
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:37 PM
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9. Amen!
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:20 PM
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10. It is rather aggravating.
Cute doesn't mix with phone calls, many of which are quite serious or businesslike.
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 11:57 PM
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12. I've abandoned phone etiquette when it comes to commercial calls.
No one has any absolute right to contact me by phone. On the very rare occasion I pick up the phone, if it is an unsolicited, unwanted call, I just hang the thing up, and disconnect it for a while.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:06 AM
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15. I sometimes pick up when I have been fooled and either say ta ta
and hang up right away or else make up something off the wall and then hang up.
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:05 AM
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14. Yes, I don't even have a voice mail message, it's just the beep.
Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 12:06 AM by Incitatus
I assume people who call my number know who I am and can figure out I can't answer the phone at that time. I very rarely get messages by missdialed numbers.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 12:10 AM
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16. I have to because of my biz but if I only could get orders over the Internet
I would toss the landline phone out the window.
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