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Old 08-16-2010, 10:53 AM   #21
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My mother always used to say that it isn't what you say but how you say if that pertains, just be sure you're in a calm peaceful mode when you send the message. Also keep in mind that some folks, like me, don't know it's 2010 bc we don't have fancy equipment that show who called,etc.

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Old 08-16-2010, 12:28 PM   #22
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I tell everyone to call me on the landline and, if there is no answer, try the cell phone. That way they know they are trying me where they are most likely to reach me. I keep the cell phone turned off unless I am out.

Some just leave a message on the landline because it is not urgent.

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Old 08-16-2010, 01:37 PM   #23
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I think they have no idea they are irritating. I am irritated by people leaving messages that just say call me. I can figure that out from the missed call! I was really glad to drop my home phone for the naked DSL and avoid the duplicate messaging.
I can totally see your point, but this is probably a conversation to have mildly, and in person, so you don't offend.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:58 PM   #24
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Sarah, exactly! You hit the nail on the head...they are irritating me, but they don't know it...just need to break it them gently. I do want to hear from them, just don't constantly need to hear two messages that say the say the same thing!!! Maybe I will just talk to both of them next time I see them in person, instead of emailing...thanks! Was debating the email part of it but after some of the comments, maybe it will go down better in person...

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