You walk past a ringing phone booth..... - Social Anxiety Forum
View Poll Results: Walking past a ringing phone booth.
You stop and answer it. 4 12.90%
I ignore it and let it ring out. 24 77.42%
I may or may not answer. It depends a lot on how I feel that day. 3 9.68%
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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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You walk past a ringing phone booth..... you stop to answer the phone or do you walk past?

This happened to me a few weeks ago. THE phone in a phone booth was ringing but it just stopped as I got to it. I DID think that I wanted to answer it out of sheer curiosity. Altho, it was probably a wrong number and someone called the phone booth number by mistake. Oh, maybe it was a.drug drop or something and the arranged person didn't show up to the phone booth.

What would YOU do walking past a ringing phone booth?

I voted may or may not. Depends how I feel that day.

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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 07:07 AM
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Ignore it. I often ignore my own phone when it's ringing.

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post #3 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 08:40 AM
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pick it up, maybe its an operator trying to bring someone back from the matrix.

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This makes me think of the movie Phone Booth. I'd probably get paranoid and not answer.

It doesnt seem that worth it to answer cause it wouldn't be for me and I wouldn't care.
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I hate phone calls. So if it has nothing to do with me I'm not answering 😂
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post #6 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 09:10 AM
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No way i'd answer it. I mostly don't answer calls on my own phone either, even when I know who it is I get phone anxiety pretty badly.

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Hell no I'm not answering it.

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I often don't answer our land-line never mind a random phone booth ... it's normally not for me or stupid cold callers anyway I have no interest in talking too.

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I cant remember the last time I saw a phone booth since they were all taken out. But I wouldn't answer, the other person would probably yell to get off the line.

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post #11 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 03:52 PM
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i'd be 50/50 depending on mood if it wasn't for hygiene issues or thinking someone might be trying to **** with me.

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I would keep going. I don’t even answer the home phone.

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Ignore it. I only answer the phone if it is a number that sounds legit anyways.
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I've learned my lesson from movies, keep walking.
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post #15 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 06:06 PM
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I didn't know phone booths is still a "thing"? I don't answer calls that isn't for me.
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post #16 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 06:57 PM
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^ I honestly was about to say the same thing. When I do see them, they only seem to be in certain airports or metro stations.
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post #17 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 07:16 PM
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It's the matrix

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Of course. It could be Neo calling to get me out of this damn matrix.
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post #19 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-17-2020, 09:22 PM
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... what's a phone booth?

(Just kidding, I'm not that young.)
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post #20 of 47 (permalink) Old 02-18-2020, 12:12 AM
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I keep walking. I don't want to be shot by a psychopath with a sniper.

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