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From Twitter 05-03-2011 [May. 4th, 2011|04:01 am]
e_moon60

  • 09:16:09: I really, really hate politicians who "call" to play their recordings in my ear. If you can't bother to talk to people "live", don't call.
  • 09:19:33: Specifically, Mike Huckabee, whose recorded message yesterday interrupted my work and whose positions are opposite my own.
  • 09:22:34: But of course, Huckabee does not have a "contact" button on his website, and no easy way to say "Let me alone, you scumsucker."
  • 11:20:57: RT @noahWG: Keeping memories sharp - Structural traces keep memories precise by preventing unrelated activations: http://bit.ly/iTWa2D / ...
  • 11:22:26: RT @NatureNews: Overfishing hits all creatures great and small http://goo.gl/fb/hRZmq
  • 12:54:06: Migrating warblers arrived here in numbers today. Common Yellowthroat and two other species (at least) not yet seen clearly enough.
  • 15:59:00: RT @USGS: There is Land Subsidence and then there is Land SUBSIDENCE...http://go.usa.gov/bpF #water #California #agriculture
  • 16:11:49: Lovely afternoon. Went out an knitted a row by the lily pond--nothing blooming, but pretty anyway. #knitting.

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[User Picture]From: shockwave77598
2011-05-04 02:12 pm (UTC)
We just look at the caller ID number. If it's a donation or political group or whoever, we just let it go to the digital dump file. If it's a number we recognize, or is just a telephone number with no business name or group, we answer.

It gets 95% of the garbage off my phone.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2011-05-04 02:49 pm (UTC)
Caller ID is not available everywhere and some people do not want to, or cannot, pay for the enhanced services.

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[User Picture]From: hairmonger
2011-05-07 07:36 pm (UTC)
Even if you do have it, unless you are sitting beside the phone you have to stop what you are doing and go look at it. Then there are the telemarketers (or politicians or charities) who block ID. My best friend the doctor does that, since she doesn't want her patients to call her cell phone with urgent questions in the middle of the night, she wants them to call her emergency service, so I either have to answer all "Private" calls or risk missing a call from a very busy woman.

Mary Anne in Kentucky
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[User Picture]From: made_of_paradox
2011-05-16 02:55 am (UTC)
We have an answering machine with the feature that it attempts to "read out loud" the name on the Caller ID. I can hear it from almost anywhere downstairs. If I'm upstairs, chances are, I can't make it to the phone in time anyway. (We have cellphones and give those numbers out to most of the people we actually want calling us; the school district has those numbers, but if it's the nurse at the kids' school, we want to speak to her sooner rather than later.)

If it's not coming from the school district, chances are great that we just won't pick up the call.
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