Aloha Friday #230

March 15, 2012 by Kailani  
Filed under aloha friday, daily life, memes

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday. In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too.

Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response. If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link below. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

So my question is . .

How many rings before you answer the phone?

About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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23 Responses to “Aloha Friday #230”
  1. 1
    Smellyann says:

    It depends on who is calling or how far away the phone is. I don’t have a rule I follow, or anything. When I worked at a law office, I to answer after the 2nd ring. At the grocery store (college), I had to answer BEFORE the 3rd ring. At home, sometimes I just hit “decline” if I’m not in the mood to talk. lol

  2. 2
    Create With Joy says:

    I have my ringer set to 4 rings before voice mail kicks in, and I have caller ID on my phone. I generally try to see who is calling before I pick up – which generally takes about 2 rings when it works. If it is for me I generally pick up unless I am in the middle of something, but a lot of the calls aren’t – those I generally try to let go to voice mail!

  3. 3
    Gigi Ann says:

    My cell phone plays a song, so don’t know how many rings, but I try to answer it as quick as I can.

  4. 4
    Cuzinlogic says:

    Ringer is set to two before the machine picks up. I screen all calls.

  5. 5
    JamericanSpice says:

    It depends on how far I am from the phone. If so I try to get there in five rings, which means doing the Mrs Doubtfire run.

    If I can see the ID and I don’t recognize the number, I let it go to VM.

  6. 6
    Melissa Rheinlander says:

    When I had a land line… 2 rings.

  7. 7
    Cathi says:

    I rarely answer it at all. Never if NY is home because he’ll answer it. I never answer it if I don’t know who it is.

  8. 8
    Dominique@Dominique's Desk says:

    It would be 2 or 3 if I know the number.. ring until dead if I didn’t hear the phone..and cut off the call without picking it up for numbers I don’t know.. or I know they are pesky salesman on the other side.

  9. 9
    noelle says:

    caller id for me… if i know the number, i answer ASAP…
    no clue who is calling? voice mail can handle that for me

  10. 10
    Beth @ TheAngelForever says:

    2-3 rings IF I pick up. Sometimes I will not pick up if I do not recognize the number on the caller ID.

  11. 11
    Cheryl "Mash" says:

    Usually 2-3.

  12. 12
    Stacy Uncorked says:

    I have the ringer set to 4 rings before it goes to voicemail. I check the Caller ID and if it’s someone I know (or need to talk to) I’ll pick it up on the second ring. :)

  13. 13
    Debbie says:

    However many times it takes before my phone tells me who’s calling – probably 2 or 3.

  14. 14
    Jess says:

    I try to pick up as soon as I can. Nothing annoys me more than the person giving up and having to phone them back, sometimes not having any idea who I am calling.

  15. 15
    Xmasdolly says:

    The very least two, but depending what I’m doing it might take three or four because I don’t move as fast as I use too.

  16. 16
    Tom/Introducing Mr. Cool says:

    Probably two.

  17. 17
    Motherhood on the Rocks says:

    Two if it’s my mom or husband. Depends on who it is and what I’m doing for others.

  18. 18
    Tammy @ LoveMy2Dogs says:

    I never answer my land line and my cell phone I answer as soon as I can find the darn thing.

  19. 19
    Harriet says:

    It is a rarity that I answer the phone.

    Have a great weekend!

  20. 20
    Savannah Cooper-Hughes says:

    However many it takes to wrestle my phone from my daughter since she usually is playing with it!

  21. 21
    angie says:

    normally two so I can read caller ID

  22. 22
    Teigh says:

    If it’s someone I know then by the 3rd ring. Otherwise it goes to VM on the 4th.

  23. 23
    Donna @ RetreatIdeas says:

    If it’s by my hand, I answer it right away, if it’s not, it can ring whole day long.

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