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Old 11-11-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Out West
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Ever been on a tractor? A cell phone has as much chance of being heard as a butterfly yelling "help help, I'm being attacked by birds!" much less getting answered. FWIW, it is only this year that the cell towers are upgraded enough that we even get a signal on a part of our land. City and rural are different. Horns are generally used differently and the manners are slightly different.
Ok, I will ask it again:

Since when do we just show up, since when do we not call BEFORE we come over?!
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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If you know us, you know the times and days of the week. Even the kids around here have that figured out.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:47 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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Ok, I will ask it again:

Since when do we just show up, since when do we not call BEFORE we come over?!

And I'll ask again, what's wrong with just showing up?



Most people don't understand this concept: I pay for it; I decide whether to use it. In this case, the "it" is the telephone. I hate the phone. There are people in my presence who deserve my attention. Just because the phone rings, doesn't mean I have to answer it. That's the reason there are answering machines. I'll get back to you when I'm not busy. What am I doing? Having coffee with a person who stopped over to bring me xyz, to hog my yard, to return my dog, let me know about something important down the street, or just chilling out by the pool.

I love drop in visitors. Always have - even when I lived in cities and suburbs. Now that we are in the country - true rural/ag area, please drop in but don't call. There's no phone out back, there's no phone by the barbed wire fence - which, by the way, I'd love a third hand to fix it, and there is no phone in the pool.

Don't call. Phones are a nuisance. I use the phone to call my husband to tell him I'm running late and not to worry; to tell him the car is broken, please call AAA to get me help (since I cannot have a conversation with those I don't know - it's hearing related). I don't call the phone to say I'm popping over, that's what e-mail is for.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Location: Location
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Random visitors blowing the horn to announce their arrival isn't nearly as head-scratching as the people who drive someone else to work/school/church etc.

Case in point, we had a neighbor who was picked up every morning at 7:05AM Every morning. Every. Single. Damn. Morning. The picker-upper tooted the horn exactly three times every morning. (See. Above.) Even on the rare mornings when the pick-uppee was standing on the porch. Well, the kid graduated high school and was going away to college. "Ahh", thought the neighborhood, "now we can sleep." But, nooooo! Another neighbor was taken ill and required daily follow-up rehab. The rehab center provided transportation and every day, promptly at 6:25AM, the van driver tooted the horn. I guess it's one of those things - "If I have to be up, dammit, I'll make sure you're up, too!"
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: denison,tx
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we live in town with houses closely spaced...
very common for people to pull up to houses and honk the horn repeatedly
to get the attention of occupants inside...
doesn't matter what time of day or night it is...
laziest bunch of ******
Not to mention the loud mufflers/glaspaks/whatever they're called,along
with the radios booming loud enough to rattle the windows on the house and they're
3 houses down from us...
just rude, lazy, inconsiderate jerks...
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