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Dear Poll: Are You Good at Returning Phone Calls?

Many of you are not a fan of the phone unless it’s to talk to someone who you couldn’t otherwise. Even though it’s less personal, I agree that something about talking on the phone can seem a bit intimidating and awkward. Unfortunately, you really can’t escape it, especially since other people may not feel the same way you do. Since I know punctuality and follow-through matter to all of you, tell me, are you good about calling someone back?


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Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
Oh...and I am NOT a phone person at all. Hate talking on the phone but I make a point to call those back in a timely way anywho :)
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 8 years
I call people back as soon as possible. But me best friend of nearly 24 years is awful at calling me back and it really gets on my nerves. I feel like if I have the respect to call back in a timely way I should get the same treatment - especially since we have been best friends for so long. I understand sometimes it is not possible to call back right away but not all the time - right? Or am I asking too much?
ohkate ohkate 8 years
I've turned into an avid texter to the point that phone calls are almost painful for me. I'm surprised if I've been on the phone for more than 30 minutes! as for returning calls, unless it's super important I'll return a call a few days late /: poor etiquette I know ):
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I hate the phone and am terrible about returning calls to ppl I know talk too much. If I know I won't get off the phone quickly, I don't call back. Rude, I know.
mzjayvee mzjayvee 8 years
Im terrible at it. With my sidekick, its eother aim, text, or email all the way. Sometimes I don't even answer when I see the phone ring just because I hate having long conversations or long akward silences over the phone. =)
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
I just don't have the need to gossip I meant. Talking shit to me ruins your spirit don't you think guys?
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
Hum..this post is interesting. I don't have a lot of numbers in my phone at all. I'm not a young thing wanting to hang out in cool bars, i guess those sort of people have stopped calling me ages ago :) I think email works so much better when it comes to arranging stuff. Text isn't bad. Talking on the phone is great with sisters or your mum but to gossip with good friends? Sorry I just don't do that anymore (and if I do, I do it very occasionally, once a few months). I just have the need to gossip so much anymore. I also get annoyed when people talk badly about someone else all the time in my ears. I think sometimes we all talk a little too much nonsense.
aprilmayjune4 aprilmayjune4 8 years
I have several good friends who live out of state, so a phone call is the closest way to keep in touch with them. I spend at least two hours a day talking to them. With local friends, I text or call for a few minutes, just to arrange meetups. My phone service has never let me know when I have a voicemail and I hate calling into my mailbox to find it's empty, so I typically just call the person back when I see that I have a missed call.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i usually do return calls to people...but eventually. i think that i don't really like to talk to people on the phone all the time and when i know what people are calling about and i don't really have a desire to get into a long conversation with them. i do eventually call back though.
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Don't hold your breath...I hate phone calls.
babysoftpink babysoftpink 8 years
I love emailing and texting. I have to call and take calls at work so I have little choice. I can return calls efficiently but not so enjoy the process of returning calls. ;)
aleXandria11 aleXandria11 8 years
I really hate talking on the phone, and as much as I'm not one to pick up the phone and talk to my friends for hours at a time, I do try my best to return people's calls as soon as I can. Of course that only applies to people I actually want to talk to...otherwise you may not here from me for a while!
CYL CYL 8 years
Depends on if you are a person I want to talk to!
indielove indielove 8 years
jasmint, I know exactly how you feel. I have friends like those myself. It's like did you not learn manners? It's so rude, in my opinion. So many people do this, in general. I did not grow up that way.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
I'm 50/50, I'd say. I hate hate HATE talking on the phone, but if it's friends/family/important I'll force myself to return the call, haha.
jasmint jasmint 8 years
I agree indielove, I'm the same way. Most of my friends do not return phone calls, even when I leave a voicemail, and a couple in particular do not respond to emails or text messages, which frustrates me, especially when there are pressing issues at hand. It makes me feel like they don't respect me.
aka-Daria aka-Daria 8 years
not. at. all. if it was important, i'd expect a voicemail, otherwise, meh
indielove indielove 8 years
I hate talking on the phone but I always return phone calls. It's the only courteous thing to do.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
hate hate hate talking on the phone. I think I literally use 11 minutes on my cell a month, and that's not even "talking"... itt's paying
Frenched Frenched 8 years
I'm much more of an e-mail person. I absolutely dreading talking on the phone because of all of the "small talk" you have to do to get to the point. I just abhor it and I'm not the biggest fan. And yeah, I'm absolutely DREADFUL at returning calls :(
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 8 years
Liberty, you and I are in the same boat lol. I am horrible at returning calls. I would much rather email or text than be on the phone
LibertySugar LibertySugar 8 years
I think I'm the absolute worst person at returning phone calls. :(
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I'd rather have to return a phone call than an email, personally. Emails to people I don't know usually err on the side of being too formal, so I have to make sure it looks that way [which takes a lot more time than just calling the person]. I have to keep my phone on silent in a lot of places for long periods of time, and I usually forget to unsilence it, so many times people will call me and I won't see it until 2 days later. @_@ Most of the people I talk to never answer their phones and don't call me back, though, which annoys me.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I am probably one fo the best :) I really hate when people don't call me back - so I make a special effort to always do it. If I don't call back right away, it usually means I MEANT not to call you back...
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I'm terrible - I hate talking on the phone and avoid it if at all possible. E-mail is a much better fit for me.
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