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    Default Talking with friends on the phone.. vent

    Do you have friends that ring you and can just talk and talk and talk.. for like at least 1-2 hours? I don't know about anyone else, but i find it irritating. Some of them ring a couple of times a week, and seriously, i have things to do and say so sometimes, (nicely) but no they keep on talking. I don't understand HOW they can talk for so long?! Some of them have their kids at daycare all day and some of them don't have kids. I find myself sometimes just not picking up the phone, as i have washing, vacuuming etc to do or just don't wanna talk. I have even suggested some of them just drop by instead of ringing as it's easier to just clean my kitchen etc and just talk that way. lol.

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    That's when you do the whole 'oh ****E!!! Don't touch that! I gotta go!' and then hang up lol.

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    This may sound so rude but sometimes if i dont have time to talk or just simply cant be bothered i just ignore the call. Im lucky i dont have the friends that want to talk for hours so im not sure how i'd get out of that sorry

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    LOL, aargh it's so annoying!! I said to my hubby , i don't intend to sound mean, but don't they have a life?!!. I only ring people when we haven't spoken for a while and you actually have alot to talk about etc, or when i have something to ask. I ask and get off the phone.. I'm just not one of those people who LOVE yapping all day long. I used to work as a receptionist for 10 years and the last place i worked at , was like a call centre , the amount of time i'd answer the phone was mind boggling... so im kinda allergic to the phone i think.

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    I just say, I'm busy at the moment, I'll call you back later, and that's the end of the conversation.
    I have friends that I call and friends that call me and we can talk for hours on end, but if either of us are busy we respect that and call at a more convienent time.
    Friendship is such a hard thing to maintain, but it's a two way thing, if the person is important to you, then it's important to make an effort aswell (not saying you not, just speaking in general)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyhugs View Post
    That's when you do the whole 'oh ****E!!! Don't touch that! I gotta go!' and then hang up lol.
    This!

    My friends and I talk for ages when we do ring as its not very often, but we text and chose a time good for both of us first as we know it will be a long call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milktini View Post
    I just say, I'm busy at the moment, I'll call you back later, and that's the end of the conversation.
    I have friends that I call and friends that call me and we can talk for hours on end, but if either of us are busy we respect that and call at a more convienent time.
    Friendship is such a hard thing to maintain, but it's a two way thing, if the person is important to you, then it's important to make an effort aswell (not saying you not, just speaking in general)
    I know what you mean... problem is especially with one particular friend, we do always make an effort to talk and catch up, eg: this week, I called her on monday, she rang me then on Tuesday, then spoke for another 1.5 hours, then today for another nearly 2 hours.. i understand in maintaining a friendship and all, but im just busy alot of the time. We run a business from home, and have 2 kids under 3.5 and am pregnant again, and if im not busy with housework, it's the kids or the business that im dealing with... i just simply don't have hours to talk.. i just don't know how to go about it, cos i know she'd be offended no matter what i say. Her life is so different. she doesn't work, and has no kids, and has alot more time up her sleeve than i do.

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    Yes most of my friends when they ring end up talking for 30-45min which is really hard when you have little ones and I always feel rude saying I have to go. Sometimes I find it easier to email them if I haven't chatted to them for ages as I can do that at night when the kids are sleeping.


 

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