Lines like that are often heard in movies. It's late at night. The phone rings. The person in bed rolls over, picks up the phone and says....
I think most people make calls late at night only when it's really important, because the person they're calling could be sleeping.
I often send texts at night, thinking whoever I'm texting would get the message in the morning. But this morning it occurred to me that texting someone at night could be just like calling them and waking them up. Now I think that might also be the case with email, since everyone has an email app on their phones these days.
What do you think? In this cell phone age, should it be considered impolite to text and email people late at night?
should it be considered impolite to text and email people late at night?
Most phones have a Do Not Disturb mode.
Mine is set that it won't ring or issue notifications between midnight and 10am, unless the caller is one of the three people on my "override" list.
I used to be Group Rides co-ordinator for the Solent Advanced Motorcyclists, so I would send out announcements of the next Group Ride. I'd tend to do this late in the evening because it was convenient for me, then schedule them to go out at 1am so they'd be in everyone's inbox in the morning.
I got complaints from some people that I'd woken then up, so I sent out another announcement explaining to people how to set up Do Not Disturb on their phones and the complaints stopped!
I have a land line. Actually, I have two land lines going to my home. In my house there are 11 phones, one in each of the five bedrooms, one in the family room, one in the kitchen, one in the garage, one in the living room, one in the downstairs game room, and one right next to the master bathroom toilet. When my phone rings late at night it has always been because someone has died or is in the hospital.
Our cell phones are down stairs in the entrance hallway turned off.
If somebody does call my cell phone or texts me I won't see it until 5 am the next morning.
It irritates me when people text after 9 pm or before 6 am. I'm in a group chat with some friends and they do it all the time. I don't put my phone on DND because of my son and dad. If something happens I need to be able to be reached.
Also - 5 am sucks, I get up for work everyday at that time.
Be true to who to are, you only have one life to live.
My phone goes into DnD at 11 PM and it turns off at 7 AM. I have everybody in my address book in the exceptions list for calls. I don't get many calls, but, I went off on my boss two weeks ago for texting about a stupid football game on a Sunday night. When I told him he woke me up, he questioned why I was in bed so early. Normally, I can sleep through the beeps and pings that my phone makes, but, he sent so many messages that it actually woke me up. When I saw the subject, I got pissed off and then couldn't fall back to sleep.
Personally, I pay no attention to the time when it comes to texts. If I am texting something, it's not important and it can be addressed whenever you're free. I won't send a dozen messages, though.
If I'm home, the cellphone is on a charger in my office/man cave. I might notice if I'm in there. Otherwise, employers and relatives know to call the home landline. I'll answer that one (with a grumpy expletive if I was sleeping).
I will email but not text after about 9:00. I am on call 24/7 so the phone can't be turned off and is at max volume so it'll wake me up, and I hate when people text at night for something that's not urgent.
I have DND enabled for all other sounds besides calls and texts.
Post by glennfrommars on Jan 29, 2019 22:36:29 GMT -5
I have DND set, dont remember the times I have set, it allows my Mom's and my sister's numbers through for emergencies concerning Mom. It also allows my shop phone number through for the alarm system. I have a landline phone line, but it hasnt had a phone plugged in for years. I get a text and email of any message left.
'whatever you're doing is probably not important so stop'