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Would you call a land line at 9.30pm?

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Tinkerbec Sat 16-Dec-17 21:34:28

Someone has just called my home for my mother who is out. Waking up my dd.

I think it is way too late. I know its a Saturday but really!AIBU?

I find land lines intrusive at the best of times.
Grrrr! Not happy.

letsdolunch321 Sat 16-Dec-17 21:36:32

9pm is the latest I would call a landline.

RedHelenB Sat 16-Dec-17 21:37:16

YABU. After 11pm I'd say when most people will be in bed,

ScreamingValenta Sat 16-Dec-17 21:38:07

It depends whose, and what night of the week it is - essentially whether I can be fairly sure they're still up. 10pm is probably my landline cut off point, but earlier if the owner's habits dictate that.

ILoveMillhousesDad Sat 16-Dec-17 21:38:44

You need to watch Curb your Enthusiasm. A whole episode dedicated to this question 😂

chibsortig Sat 16-Dec-17 21:39:14

if i needed that person then i would call them at 9.30pm after 11ish unless it was urgent i wouldnt.
Surely thats the whole purpose of having a telephone so that people can call you.

TrojansAreSmegheads Sat 16-Dec-17 21:39:21

it depends who it it and whether you know that person is up/has a cut off etc.
there isnt a hard and fast rule. there are some people who love to natter at midnight and some who wont pick up after 6pm.

Yukbuck Sat 16-Dec-17 21:40:39

10pm I'd say. Do you live with your mum? Only asking as maybe the person calling didn't know she had her grandchild staying ?

EvaBlu Sat 16-Dec-17 21:41:35

I actually don’t think that I know anyone under 70 with a landline. I can’t remeber the last time I called a landline other than for work.

I never call mobiles much either. Always text. I would text anytime really.

TeenTimesTwo Sat 16-Dec-17 21:42:15

I wouldn't call a landline after 9pm except in special circumstances.

But I would happily text someone whenever smile <runs and hides>

Tinkerbec Sat 16-Dec-17 21:43:08

I am usually in bed by 9pm lol

Maybe he didn’t know my dd was in bed. If you know the person has children and it may wake them.
Turns out it was the vicar!

Surely after 8 is chilling time unless its an emergency or a close friend.
This is why I prefer mobiles.

NoParticularPattern Sat 16-Dec-17 21:45:04

It depends who I’m calling and what day it’s is really. Like I wouldn’t call my grandma at 10pm ever, but I know if I was to ring MIL or my mum then they would probably be up regardless of what day it is. In fact mum may well not be back from work by that point but dad would definitely still be up (not that he would likely answer the phone!!). Early mornings I wouldn’t call my mum before 7 as she would think someone had died, but MIL is up about 5.30am so I wouldn’t hesitate to call her at 6 or 7.

TyneTeas Sat 16-Dec-17 21:46:06

The only time it is acceptable to call a landline that late is to do the pre-agreed three rings to confirm home safely

nocoolnamesleft Sat 16-Dec-17 21:49:11

9:30 late? Blimey. When did that get late?

Emerald92 Sat 16-Dec-17 21:49:48

We don't have a landline grin

cardibach Sat 16-Dec-17 21:51:02

After 8 for chilling and no calling? Wow. Many people don’t get in from work until around then. Many, many more won’t have had dinner. Your view of late is definitely off kilter, OP.

RegretingTheElf Sat 16-Dec-17 21:52:33

I wouldn’t ring any landline after 7.30.

Moanyoldcow Sat 16-Dec-17 21:53:30

9.30 is not late.

I really feel for the parents whose children can't sleep through the phone ringing. My DS would sleep through hoovering under the cot once you got him down so I ever worried about it but can see how that could be a problem with a light sleeper.

BuzzKillington Sat 16-Dec-17 21:54:20

9.30 is late? confused

Haven't called a landline in at least 5 years.

HermionesRightHook Sat 16-Dec-17 21:55:03

I haven't had a landline since about 2004. It wouldn't even occur to me to ring anyone on their landline except my parents and my gran.

LBOCS2 Sat 16-Dec-17 21:56:54

10pm would probably be my cut off to call a landline.

bimbobaggins Sat 16-Dec-17 21:57:17

I wouldn’t say 9.30 was too late to call and if I was worried about anyone being wakened I would put my ringer off.

Melfish Sat 16-Dec-17 21:57:34

Not if you are calling DH. Someone rang him at 9.30 the other night on the landline and he was not impressed. I think it's different if you call a mobile as many of them are on silent so you shouldn't in theory disturb sleeping children etc. Whereas DAunt and her friends happily call landlines and wish each other good night at 11pm.

NurseButtercup Sat 16-Dec-17 21:57:57

I'm under 70 years old
I have a landline
I make and receive calls to and from my landline up until 10pm
I also send text messages and make calls using my mobile
Does this mean I'm strange?

JasmineB89 Sat 16-Dec-17 21:58:51

After 10pm, unless serious.
I have a landline, because mobile signal is so poor, where I live. Not that I know anyone to call me, unless it is a man from India, telling me that my computer has a problem.

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