Do you answer your phone, or let the answering machine get it?
My wife gets all tweaked when I don't answer my phone but instead let the answering machine get it. When she raises a fuss, I tell her that's why I invested in an answering machine.
Hahaha Nice! I usually let the answering machine get it if I don't recognize the number.
Definitely the answering machine. Some people feel like they have to answer the phone because it is ringing. But answering the phone is a choice. At my house it is mostly people asking for money who call. If my friends or family call, they know to leave a message and I will call back. The phone marketers usually hang up before the machine message is finished.
depends on whose calling or if they decide to not reveal their number. lol if I were you wife we would be having the same argument......How dare YoU!
dpends on what kind of mood iam in sometimes i just dont want to talk to peopple
I let it go straight to voicemail. Then I choose to return the call.
You are screening your calls. If you had a secretary answering the phone, most likely she/he would screen your calls for you.
I screen my calls. If I am busy and my hands are physically occupied and I cannot answer the phone, the answering machine gets the call. However, being on the other end as the caller, I get tweaked when I call my kids and they don't answer their phones and I get their voice mail. They wait to see who is calling by the number on their phone. I have friends who never answer their phone and the machine picks up. Sometimes I think the "Never answer the phone" business is rude. Since I don't care for the "Never answer the phone" approach, I answer the phone when it rings, but I'm not going to break my ankle getting there.
Thanks for your responses. Now I have a perspective from both sides. I appreciate each of your inputs.
Unfortunately, today everyone in the world can get your phone number. So, for a lot of people, the unwelcome calls can outnumber the welcome calls.
For that reason, the phones and answering machines with call monitoring and/or caller ID were invented.
No phone. I love my privacy. Use a pay phone. There are other ways to communicate with people if you have to do it. Such as computers with email.
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