Stop Calling My Cell
Do you answer phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize? I recently commented on someone else’s blog that I don’t ever delete phone numbers from my phone. I’m not kidding. I have the cell number of a guy I dated one time sophomore year of college.
Other people delete numbers, so when they get calls from unknown numbers, the options are endless. For me, there are only four options.
- Bill collector. But my bills are up to date and bill collectors leave voicemails.
- Someone’s changed their number. We all have those friends who change numbers as often as a drug dealers do. Usually they mass text that their numbers have changed, but occasionally it’s a phone call.
- Someone’s trying to call from a different number. They know you have their number and they know the only way you’ll talk to them is if you don’t recognize the number.
- Someone’s phone is dead. If you are special enough to someone these days, they know your number by heart. If their phone dies and they need to talk to you, they’ll call from another phone.
I’ve been getting a series of phone calls recently. I listen to my instincts, and they told me not to pick up these calls. So I didn’t answer.
I figured I’d check the voicemail afterward. Only one call left a voicemail and it was an automated message from an elected official.
Because there was no voicemail, that ruled out #1.
Because the calls were from different numbers, that ruled out #2.
Because days have passed and I haven’t been fussed at for missing someone’s call, that rules out #4.
So we’re left with #3. If someone really is calling me from another number thinking that’s the only way they can talk to me, they’re right. I save numbers of people I don’t want to talk to so I know not to respond, “who is this?” to texts and so I know not to even answer the phone or return the voicemail.
I just wish they’d stop calling. We’ll see if I get another call tomorrow. Leaving a voicemail that’s something other than one breath and then a hang up would be nice as well. I’d like to know who’s calling my from a number I don’t recognize.
Do you ever get calls you don’t want to answer?