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How early is too early to call?

What is the earliest time in the morning you think it is appropriate to call someone? Does you answer depend on who you are calling?


EDIT.... Someone you do not know. I am calling someone about an ad on craigslist.


Asked by SleepingBeautee at 10:47 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Unless it's an emergency, I would wait until after 9 am.

    If I'm calling a friend or family just to chat, I usually wait until at least 10 am to give them time to get their day going.

    Answer by Eek_a_Geek at 10:48 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • It depends on who I'm calling. I have friends and family who I know are up by a certain time and they welcome calls once they're up. For anyone I don't know well, I wait until the double digit hour, lol. Ten o'clock is appropriate.

    Answer by Renee3K at 10:48 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • depends on who i call.... i will not call my mom before 7am, even though i know she gets up at 4:30 every mother in law, i will not call before 10am b/c they like to sleep all day

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:49 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Unless its the school, I wait until 9.

    Answer by meooma at 10:50 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I do not like to bother anyone until at least 10am but lol I don't like being bothered until afternoon and not when my family is home!

    Answer by taKENheart at 10:50 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • If its a pressing matter and I have no idea of someone's schedule I would wait until nine, if its someone I know will be awake who said to call in the morning I might go 8:30. If the matter could wait I would wait until 10. If its certain people in my friends and family circle I know not to call before noon.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 10:55 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I really think it depends on the person wh u are calling On weekends i am usuallu up by 830. So I accept calls then unless it's an emergency On week dys I usually accept calls after 8 just because I am tring to get my kids up for school.

    Answer by Clover484 at 10:55 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Definitely depends on who I'm calling. I wouldn't call my SIL before noon, but my MIL is usually up early, so I have called her as early as 7. My grandmother is of course elderly, so when she gets up varies, but she is usually up pretty early unless she has been working very hard on something, then she may sleep til 8ish or even 9.

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:56 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • It depends on who I am calling. My parents are up at 5 so I can call anytime really while my brother likes to sleep until 10 or 11 (he's only 21 LOL) so I don't call before 10.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 10:56 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Earliest is 9am...but it better be important ! LOL !

    Answer by Wish2Be at 11:10 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

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