Question of the day

telephone-rotaryHow many rings before you answer the phone?

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14 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    Hmm, it depends. Usually I do NOT like talking on the phone. If it’s a number I don’t recognize, I usually don’t answer at all – they can leave a message. If it’s a client or business partner, I let it ring a couple times while I prepare myself to be grilled about something. If it’s a close family member or a friend who isn’t also a business partner, I pick it up right away.

  2. javajunkee says:

    I HATE talking on the phone. I have had my land line unplugged from ringing in for over 2 months now but haven’t had the heart to disconnect it. There are certain calls I don’t want to make on my cell phone 😦 giving out any kind of important numbers.

    so couldn’t tell you on the rings anymore. We had an answering machine that screened calls so usually it depended on who was on the other end.

  3. JavaQueen says:

    If I recognize the caller, I answer right away- otherwise I let it go to voice mail. I like talking on the phone. Always have.

  4. starlaschat says:

    I guess it depends on the mood I would say about 3, but not always sometimes more. If I busy I let it pick up.

  5. nikki says:

    I don’t really like talking on the phone unless it’s certain people. If I want to talk to you I’ll pick it up as soon as I can if not then it goes to voice mail. Half the time I can’t even find my phone though so I almost always end having to call someone back!

    • Sue says:

      ahhhh… so that’s why I always have to leave a message!

    • nikki says:

      I don’t like to talk to people on the phone during the day because more times than not I have a screaming baby or at least very loud kids around. And I know when I’m talking to my sister she’s constantly yelling at her kids to be quiet and that’s more annoying then hearing the kids! I just try to avoid it I have kids that day.

  6. Sue says:

    Two rings for sure just so caller id can pick it up. If I know who it is I answer regardless of whether I want to talk or not. If I don’t know the # then it goes to voicemail and usually gets deleted b/c it’s telemarketers.

  7. Gary says:

    I’m pretty much the same as everyone else here. I check the caller-id and if I feel like talking to whoever is calling, I pickup right away. Otherwise, I let it go to voicemail and worry about it later. Or, forget about it later. 😀

  8. Doraz says:

    My answering machine picks up after the 2nd ring and I only pick up if it is really important and I have the time to talk, otherwise I call back within the hour. I get SOOOO many calls a day, unfortunately I have to stick with this method or I would get nothing done!!!!!

  9. Joy says:

    I like to grab my phone by between the 2 & 3rd ring. I almost always answer my phone. Sometimes I feel chatty and sometimes I don’t but if I didn’t answer it, I’d worry about who it was and if something was wrong. My problem is I run in and out quite a bit or I’ll run upstairs for something and don’t hear the phone and always forget to check the caller ID. If someone doesn’t leave a message, I usually won’t call back. They might not have wanted anything at the time but to chat.

    Actually, the easiest way for anyone to get a hold of me is via the computer. I never forget to check this.

  10. G-Ma says:

    My husband and I have always ignored the phone if we didn’t want to pick it up–which is most of the time. Drives some of the people in our family absolutely crazy. One of my grandsons used to become very alarmed when he would hear it ring, and would look at us expectantly waiting to see if we were going to answer it. We used to laugh ourselves silly when he was about 3 he would helpfully tell us, “The ‘hello’ is ringing!!”

    • SKL says:

      My daughters are used to me not answering. I’ll look the caller ID if I’m close enough, and 99% of the time I’ll say “it’s just a marketing call.” Looking forward to hearing them parrot that at someone else’s house . . . .

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