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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:36 AM
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I couldn't think of a better title. >>
Anyhow, my question is: do you make up excuses for not answering a call from a friend, a relative, etc when you are actually not in the mood to talk to anyone? If yes, then what excuses do you give?
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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:39 AM
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Yup, always. When I am not in the mood, I tend to make excuses to anyone, be it a friend or a family member. Some excuses I make is that I was sick, I died for a bit, I lost my phone, my phone was silent all day or it had no know, the generic ones.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 03:28 AM
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I don't get a lot of calls on my phone. I get a few texts now and again though.
I tell my friends/family I was sleeping. That's really the best excuse I can think of. And it's sometimes true too. XD
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Old September 26th, 2010, 04:43 AM
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Yup lol.

I mostly say that I lost my phone tho XD

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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:02 AM
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No, since my phone is flat and broken I obviously cannot answer it. Sometimes the people who call are angry with me. Well if it that important then they can ring my home number. :P

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Old September 26th, 2010, 07:05 AM
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nope, i've always been straightforward with the fact that i ignore pretty much all incoming texts/calls, and it's become such a known fact that people don't even ask anymore and theres been a steep decline in attempts to communicate with me! :S
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Old September 26th, 2010, 07:38 AM
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I only really ignore calls from my dad because it's the same thing he says to me everytime.. I answer all texts, though.

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Old September 26th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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I really don't have my phone ever charged up, so there's really no point in trying to contact me at all on mobile. But if I do get a call on the home phone and the answer machine gets it (which is most likely), I'll just say that I didn't get a message.

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Old September 26th, 2010, 07:51 AM
I pretty much answer all my texts and calls. Besides when people text me "Hey" because that always leads to a pointless conversation of "Hey what's up" "Nothing much you" -blabhabhalbhba why are you texting me if you have nothing to say!?!?!-

As for calls, like I said before I usually pick up. Even if it's a blocked number because I enjoy my fair share of prank calls. The only person I never pick up for is my older sister because she is annoying and talks for 30 minutes about things I don't care about. Plus she laughs at almost everything she says which means I have to sit there and fake laugh which I HATE doing. The end.

Oh and I only give excuses to my sister if she asks later on. I just say things like, "Oh my phone was on silent."
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Old September 26th, 2010, 08:40 AM
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When I have to, I use the tried and true "Sorry, I've been buried in homework and studying" excuse when said "homework" usually involves PC. Though I do try to answer the phone whenever I can, if only to stop the annoying ringing and to see if it's anything important.

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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:02 PM
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I just tell them straight up that I didn't want to talk to them. Or that I was busy doing something else. I don't like to be on the phone when I'm doing something, as I become unfocused. If that ticks them off, then it is their problem, not mine.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:08 PM
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Always. I make sure I include my family in the excuse since my friends usually won't pursue anything that personal. Most of the time I'm actually lying in my bed half asleep. xD
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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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I make up reasons for not responding to texts when I'm in an iffy mood. Usually, though, when someone calls me and I don't answer and they ask why later, I tell them I didn't feel like talking on the phone. Most of them understand, since they don't like talking on the phone either. The others, I quite honestly don't care if they have a problem to be quite honest.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 02:25 PM
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I just say that my phone was lost or it was off while charging.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 02:34 PM
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"Sorry. My Phone was Dead."

Half of the time this is the reason why I don't respond to text or phone calls, so I pretty much use it whenever I don't feel like talking to people.
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Old September 26th, 2010, 03:52 PM
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Yes I say that " I couldn't get to the phone."

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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Honestly, I get so few phone calls, that I just pick them up straight away. ._.; Basically if I give excuses, it's really why I didn't pick up the phone.

I love texts, so I usually reply to those, but if I miss some it's because, well, I don't notice them and forget to reply. So that's what I'll tell them. I've probably intentionally not replied to a few but people didn't notice.

If I make excuses for not replying to people, it's over IM... 8) *whistles*
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Old September 26th, 2010, 11:50 PM
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I do it all the time.

My job is a bit of a get-out clause, I just say I didn't get the texts til I came home. If its on a weekend and its before say 2pm I just say I was asleep, and if its from someone I cba to talk to I don't reply then say I had no credit. Simples.

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Old September 27th, 2010, 12:34 AM
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If it's home phone that rings, I say I was gone.

If it's the cellphone that rings, I say it was dead.

If someone IM's me, my status goes to 'Away', and I just don't answer.. xD;
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Old September 27th, 2010, 07:00 AM
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Oh yes. I tend to ignore calls a lot... I give excuses like "my phone was elsewhere", "I was sleeping", "I didn't hear my phone", etc. And people believe me...
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Old September 27th, 2010, 07:25 AM
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No. I tell them straight up that I specifically did not answer their calls. They know I hate getting calls so why bother? If they want to reach me they text me. I usually ignore people's calls. Though if it's from work or school, I don't pick up, say i never got their calls the next time they ask. If they keep on insisting that I call, i let my sister do it for me and make some excuse. People at work are really annoyed at me for that, but I will continue doing that because I do not like working, and usually they call at the last minute when I already made plans. Can't they call someone else, I kept wanting to ask them that but haven't yet.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 09:01 AM
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I do this sometimes. Mostly Ill just say, that I got no call/message from them. They wont search my unanswered calls or browse through my text messages. They just reply: "Hmm weird.." with an innocent not knowing face, on which I say: "I know right!" and make angry face towards my mobile. But I like getting calls, so mostly Ill just answer them. For Skype and other online messages I just dont respond and say that I forgot to turn off my laptop, so it let me on online status but I wasnt at home.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 11:28 AM
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I don't like answering when my dad calls anymore ): and most calls from other people.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 11:58 AM
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I also don't answer my cell phone. I say that I couldn't hear, I was asleep, and that the call didn't appear.
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Old September 27th, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Well i never answer ma phone, if someone calls me i say 'well you should now by now i only txt' but now if one of my friends call i pick up because i know its important.

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