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The Top 5 Most Annoying Cell Phone Callers
Are you guilty of one of these? More than one?
Everyone has at least one person they wish would change their calling habits. People you are forced to deal with on a regular basis because for some reason you feel the need to continue answering the phone.
Below are just 5 out of many different types of annoying callers that we have to encounter at some point in our lives.
Oh how we love the drama llama. There is always that one person where every time you see their name appears on your cellphone screen you can’t help but think, “What now?” It’s not that there isn’t anything legitimately wrong, or that someone isn’t doing them an injustice. It’s just that this person never calls you for anything but to use you as their own personal therapist, but you don’t get paid for it.
Drama Llama: You are not going to believe what happened!!
Drama Llama; The person who is always doing (insert some random personal attack) did it again today. – But they sure won’t leave the situation, will they? No. What else will they have to complain about? Someone should call Jerry Springer.
Want time to yourself? Forget about that when you’re friends with an overcaller. This person knows your typical routine and will call you religiously at the time you should be available every day.
If you fail to answer the phone when they call you, they will call you back within the next couple minutes to “make sure” the call went through. This person will even go so far as to call you back again in 10 minutes if they think you might not have heard the phone.
My favorite is when they will call you during a meal, you let them know that you are having a meal with your family (in public most of the time) and they tell you to call them back when you’re done. No problem, right? Sure wouldn’t be if they didn’t call back in 30 minutes thinking you had plenty of time to eat, have dinner conversation and rush back to them. It’s not like they have anything dire to discuss anyway. 80% of Overcallers are also Drama llamas.
Overcaller calls. You don’t answer.
Overcaller calls again 2 minutes later. No answer (you’re in the bathroom).
You call Overcaller back finally: Oh my God!! Where are you? Are you okay?!
This person is truly annoying. No matter what time you get up in the morning, they will always be up before you. Yes, if you are up early enough to watch the Today Show then they are up early enough to catch the 6 o’clock news. They mock you for being lazy because you like to sleep in past 10am (even if your job allows for it), or stay up late at night. Even if you were to go to bed as early as this person does (be it because they are old, or have no life), you still would be openly called out on not doing it on a regular basis.
This is the caller that will let the phone ring off the hook until you answer. If that doesn’t work they will pull an Overcaller tactic and assault your phone until you pull yourself together enough to pick up the phone and find out what is so important.
You expect there to be an emergency but instead you get a casual “You up?” “Oh... sorry, did I wake you?” Once you kindly explain to them that they ruined your sleep and that you have only been in bed for a couple hours from working all night, they go into deaf-babble mode. They begin to talk about everything that is happening in their day that started hours ago and the plans they have for the rest of the day. By the time they stop talking to “let you get some rest” you’re fully awake and sitting up in your bed with bloodshot eyes ready to throw the now silent phone out the window.
This person can be coupled with any of the other types. They tend to be the person who will go on and on for 10 minutes before they realize you haven’t even said one word. The reason you don’t try to interrupt this person can be for a number of reasons:
- You’ve set the phone on the counter on speaker phone to allow you the ability to move around while they talk to themselves.
- You’ve tried before and it results in a screaming match because both parties are trying to talk over one another because the rambler will not allow you to speak.
- You’ve gotten interested in the latest episode of Biggest Loser and you’re no longer paying attention to the conversation.
Worst case scenario is you anger the person when you actually manage to stop their onslaught by raising your voice and they hang up on you (only to text you a 5 paragraph text explaining how rude YOU are for not caring what they have to say – stay tuned to future articles on texting habits!). Best case scenario is they realize they have kept you on the phone for an hour and let you go without incident.
The last type on the list is the multi-tasking wiz. He or she makes a habit of calling you and then going about their daily routine before even starting a conversation with you. You have no idea why they have called, but you do know they want mustard on the hotdog they are apparently having for lunch. This person will do dishes, sweep and cook while talking on the phone with you making the conversation hard to follow for both parties because in the hustle and bustle of doing daily chores, the topics change easily and the conversation broken. This is the type of person who will even use the bathroom while on the phone with you.
Annoying Cell Phone Callers: How to Deal
No matter the type of caller that calls you is we seem to allow them to be repeat offenders for whatever reason. Perhaps they are family, or a lifelong friend, or even your spouse. Either way, these types of callers are here to stay. You may even be one of these types – or even a repeat offender.
The best advice to handling calls like these if you allow them in your life is to never lose your cool. Remove yourself from the conversation before destroying a relationship. As funny as it may be to read this, the reality is that these people are important in our lives or else we would not allow them to stick around.
If we choose to let our anger get the best of us we may destroy something important and then that pretty new iPhone 5 will be absolutely useless to you when no one wants to call it anymore.
Annoying Cell Phone Guy - Yes, There is a Song About These People!
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