Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson for December 10, 2017

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    boydpercy Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    You ought to block calls every night while sleeping (except for favorites).

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    sappha58  almost 6 years ago

    I block calls every day while sleeping, except for certain people on my favorites list.

    (I work graveyard, so…)

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 6 years ago

    That is why you don’t leave it on all night.

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    janis nerowski  almost 6 years ago

    I have my Do Not Disturb setting set for night. I only get get calls or text messages from certain people (family) I also don’t get notifications that light up my phone but just incase I leave it face down on the night stand.

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    gypsywolf59  almost 6 years ago

    Also one of the reasons I don’t even have texting on my phone. If it’s important enough to text, it is important enough to call, especially at night.

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    gypsywolf59  almost 6 years ago

    Also one of the reasons I don’t even have texting on my phone. If it’s important enough to text, it is important enough to call, especially at night.

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    Tyge Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I’m not quite sure what Janis is thinking here!?!?

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    John M  almost 6 years ago

    Mobile phone stays downstairs – they can ring all they like I won’t hear it.

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    Dani Rice  almost 6 years ago

    We don’t have a phone in the bedroom. There’s nothing I can do at 2 AM, thank you very much. We did bring it back into the room when the grandchildren were on the way, but that’s it.

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    Deezlebird  almost 6 years ago

    I have my phone in my room—I didn’t until after I woke up one morning to find frantic texts and missed calls from my sister and brothers that my father had been taken to the hospital (it turned out OK, thank goodness). But I do turn on night blocking so that only very specific people (i.e., family) can ring through, because I know if they call it’s an emergency.

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    jarvisloop  almost 6 years ago

    Deezlebird: About ten years ago, I didn’t have my phone with me for about 45 minutes because I was concerned about it being broken while I was carrying ladders. In that time, my wife had tried to call me many times to tell me that my dad had had a bad stroke and had been taken to a hospital. I got there just in time for him to try to say a few words. Then, another stroke hit, and he was gone. Now, I make sure that a phone is always either on me or within hearing distance.

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    Schrodinger's Dog  almost 6 years ago

    I believe it’s a Twitter feed / notification.

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    flagmichael  almost 6 years ago

    I’m on call 24/7/365 so I have to respond to calls whenever they happen. The drunks who call in the middle of the night are the big hassle for me.

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    JrzyGrrl Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Looked like it was a Facebook “like” in response to a pic Janis posted.

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    Carguy  almost 6 years ago

    Putting the ringer on “mute” is an option

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    IceTiger Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I guess I’m the only one here who turns his phone on to check for messages once every month or so whether I need to or not…

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    Mema Jean  almost 6 years ago

    Forget the party, its FB that keeps you up at night.

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    William Bednar Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I am so very, very glad that I don’t have one (or more) of those devices!

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    sml7291 Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    As a young child, most homes only had one phone and that was generally located in or near the kitchen and no one I knew had an answering machine.

    While I was in the military I had to keep a phone in the bedroom because pretty much everyone had a 24 hour on call requirement. After I retired from the service I only allowed a phone (or a pager before that) in the bedroom while I was on call for my job. The rest of the time a phone in the bedroom was verboten, or at the very least, turned off or disconnected.

    Now that I’m retired the phone can ring all it wants, I won’t hear it until I’m up and about for the day and then I screen all calls with the answering machine — at the only phone in the house, in the kitchen. …sometimes repeating history is a good thing 8^)

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    Mary Ellen  almost 6 years ago

    I never even turn the ringer on my phone on, and I have Facebook notifications turned off entirely — it looks like it was a Facebook comment that woke her.

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    sbwertz  almost 6 years ago

    My smartphone stays in my purse in the living room at night. If someone absolutely has to reach me they can call the landline.

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    mafastore  almost 6 years ago

    You mean people actually get a lot of calls on their phones? Walmart calls when the prescription is ready. My mom (age 87) calls when someone dies. Other than that – no calls. SIL texts husband to ask if we are coming for Christmas. Occasionally a client or a spam call. That’s about it.

    We both have our mobile phones on and charging in the bedroom at night. If there is an emergency I want to be able to make a call for help. Also my number is the emergency number for (currently) his two nieces at school and (formerly ) the same for my niece and nephew when they were young – and we are on a off from everyone else schedule so they might need to call us when we are sleeping.

    Heck, I didn’t even know that there was someway to set it so only certain people could ring through.

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    tripwire45  about 5 years ago

    This is why I keep my phone in another room when I’m sleeping.

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    Grace Premium Member about 5 years ago

    Do not disturb is on for all but my favorites and even then it’s only for actual phone calls. Had some idiots doing fb messenger to buy things from me on a tag sale site at 2 am. pfft…

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