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Etiquette for Returning Calls

Let's say someone calls you when you are not home. They did not leave a message, but you know they called because their number showed up on your missed call list. And let's say this person is someone you'd rather not have to call back.

Do you call back from just seeing the number on caller ID or only if there's a message asking for a return call?


Asked by AllAboutKeeley at 11:19 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Relationships

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Answers (10)
  • I never call anyone back unless they leave a message and need me to call them back for some reason... If they don't leave a message I assume they didn't want anything.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:27 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • If I don't want to call them back then I don't call them back.

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:20 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • no message, no call back

    Answer by tracylyn245 at 11:30 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • If they didn't leave a message it wasn't important enough for you to call them back... especially if you don't want to talk to them in the first place!

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 11:21 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • I never call back if they don't leave a message.

    Answer by ashisamom at 11:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • if i didnt want to talk to them then i probably wouldnt call them back.

    Answer by shoot4thestars at 11:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • If there isn't a message, I don't feel a responsibility to call them back. If I don't leave a message, then I don't expect the person to call me back.

    Of course, just because a person leaves a message, that doesn't obligate me to call them back, either, if it's someone that I'm sick of dealing with or whatever.

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 11:24 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • I dont call them back if I dont want to period. The only people I call back that I do not want to is the in laws... and thats only if they leave a message.

    Answer by Ross2010 at 11:40 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • no message no call back must have not been that important

    Answer by jimenez123415 at 1:43 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • If they didn't leave a message, you can assume that it was nothing important.

    Answer by SWasson at 8:08 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

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