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Old 04-16-2009, 07:21 PM
 
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What is the deal with people that give silence and then just hang up the phone after you say "Bye" or "good bye". Isn't it polite to say "bye" back.

I'm just curious. I've noticed that is a habit with a few people and it feels like when they hang up they are upset or angry about something.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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I have some friends like that. They just hate to talk on the phone.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Austin
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It throws me off for a second and then I move on if someone does that to me.

Last edited by carlitasway; 04-16-2009 at 07:43 PM..
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:33 PM
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I think I do that sometimes... I totally don't even realize I'm doing it either.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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If you don't hear me say bye when i hang up.. either A) the call was cut short by bad signal, or B) you pissed me off.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:38 PM
 
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That's what I thought. It's an anger thing.

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If you don't hear me say bye when i hang up.. either A) the call was cut short by bad signal, or B) you pissed me off.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Type A people tend to do that.

Equally annoying, those who have to say goodbye like five times, be that in real life, on the phone, or online.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Type A people tend to do that.

Equally annoying, those who have to say goodbye like five times, be that in real life, on the phone, or online.

agreed! when i say bye, that means it's time to hang up, not "oh, i forgot" and keep jabbering for 10 mins..

that's why generally, if i'm getting off the phone and i anticipate that happening, i'll feign urgency and "i have to go now, call me later, bye!" click.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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What is the deal with people that give silence and then just hang up the phone after you say "Bye" or "good bye". Isn't it polite to say "bye" back.

I'm just curious. I've noticed that is a habit with a few people and it feels like when they hang up they are upset or angry about something.
A lot of times I will say something like.. "Ok, well, then I'll talk to you later". or "Take care, ok?" or "thank you for calling". Then I will hang up. Under these circumstances it is pretty obvious that the conversation is over and I don't really feel that a "goodbye" is necessary.

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Old 04-16-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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agreed! when i say bye, that means it's time to hang up, not "oh, i forgot" and keep jabbering for 10 mins..

that's why generally, if i'm getting off the phone and i anticipate that happening, i'll feign urgency and "i have to go now, call me later, bye!" click.
Lol, I should do that more often.
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