Out of Hours

This week’s question from https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.wordpress.com/2022/10/11/truthful-tuesday-10-11-2022/ is about her pet peeve, being compelled to answer the phone or door.

How polite do you find it to ignore the doorbell and/or the phone, especially if you’ve just begun to eat dinner or want to just veg out all by your lonesome? Why do we feel obligated to do either thing in the first place? One of my greatest peeves is the idea that I ought to be tied to the damn phone 24/7. Your honest thoughts?

I don’t tend to not answer my phone, if I notice it has rung that is. I work in an environment, where we are not allowed to have it on, so it isn’t worth having it there. Mostly it is on silent and then I forget to turn it fully on. It happened today when my daughter, from her sick sofa, phoned to ask me to get take-out. I didn’t mean to not answer her call, just didn’t hear the ring.

I would always answer the phone, especially for friends and family. The only time I don’t answer if it is an unknown number or one of those 0333 numbers. They tend to be some con or other.

There is a certain time, when I don’t answer the door – for safety reasons.

When you get a call late at night, there tends to be some sort of emergency, and it is the only time I will ring late. There will also be people I ring first, rather than everyone on my phone list.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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