Do You Answer Calls From Unknown Numbers?

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  1. LawyerLarry

    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    If a number that is not affiliated with somebody in my address book calls, I immediately disregard the call. Then, I immediately add that number to my call-blocker app. I've prolly got 75 numbers in there now. I also usually don't answer when people I know call either. I hope I'm not missing out on somebody trying to tell me I inherited a lot of money or something.
     
  2. SomerSky

    SomerSky Obsessed with what I hate Banned User

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    I never ever pick up a call from "Unknown"
     
  3. ltd86

    ltd86 Racist Banned User

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    only if i know who they are
     
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    baci Well-Known Member VIP

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    Nope don't answer ....
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Pick it up and say, "Sheriff's Department."
     
  6. Dirty South

    Dirty South Large Member

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    Fuck no. They can leave a message.
     
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    of course I do, what the fuck are u scared of??
     
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    If i'm drinking or in a foul mood I'll pick up ..
     
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    i have a land line number that i give out to those annoying places that insist on a phone number. i turn the ringer off and i clear out the messages every couple of weeks.

    friends and family have my cell. if an unknown calls my cell, i'll answer it. i have friends from 20 - 30 years ago pop up once in awhile.
     
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    Exactly. When you need someone to tee off on.
     
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    Captain Alto, Blanco y Guapo Gold

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    I only take unknown calls from Bobo and Marianne.
     
  12. smichal

    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    the worst is those telemarketers from India.
    they are very pushy and you can't understand what they're saying
    One of them told me they'd only stop calling if I ordered satellite TV service. :mad:
     
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    Nope I ignore people I know half the time, I hate talking on the phone. Send me a text so much quicker that way.
     
  14. Beffquus

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    Depends - I try not to answer calls form people/orgs who I know will end up begging for money, but if I have time and am in the mood, I will answer calls from people I can fuck with. The latest ones have been from the New York area saying they are federal marshals and in order to prevent the IRS from issuing a warrant against me, you need to send them some money right away. I got this one clown on the phone and laid into him, saying I was surprised the IRS would hire someone who could barely speak English, obviously working in a boiler room and having such a poor grasp of the way the IRS really works. He started giving me shit back about how he'd be glad to come and arrest me and I told him that I'd make sure I'd leave the light on for him - just so I'd have a clear shot at him (I don't actully own a gun but it was fun to threaten this fucker a little). He hung up right after.

    Once in a while, I throw some rudimentary Ukrainian phrases I learned in church years ago at them and that really throws people.
     
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    Stew Nod Hello VIP

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    Hell no, I don't usually answer calls from numbers I recognize
     
  16. Psyche

    Psyche Freethinker

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    Ya
     
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    Depends on my mood
     
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    Never.
     
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    LawyerLarry Mr. Fuckmoney in the Bank VIP

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    I'm scared of being annoyed.
     
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    OV Rapscallion

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    NO.. my philosophy is that if it's important they will leave a specific message with a call to action. 99.9% of the time that never happens. I do laugh at some of the caller IDs such as "Important Call" and "Emergency," as well as the spoofed numbers calling from Calcutta but indicating Spokane Washington.
     
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