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    I have a neighbor who generally will ask me to do things for her in a pinch. I most often do if it's something I'm able to, either time or talent wise. We talk on the phone a few times a month.

    I phoned her this morning but since she was driving in the car she said she'd call me back after her appointment. She did. We were talking for about three or four minutes when she had to switch to another incoming call and came back on. We're talking for about another three or four minutes and she suddenly says "I'm going to have to go because my friend Tammy just called and I want to call her back." I said very dramatically "Not a problem, I KNOW I'mmmm not important."

    I wonder if this is the same Tammy that she went to lunch with the day she canceled our lunch date about three months ago because she was "sick". She then forgot and mentioned her lunch with her friend a week later...on the same day.

    Some days I just find some people downright annoying. No, fortunately, I don't consider her in my "best" friend category, thank god, although she always makes it a point to say that to me when she asks for something .

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    Perhaps you don't say "no" often enough.

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    Yup, had a friend just like that! No longer spend any time with her!

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    Sounds like a few "friends" of mine that I have put into the "user" column. I had a wise person tell me one time that we are only taken advantage of if we allow it. It has taken me a long time to learn to say no but it gets easier every time.
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    She sounds like what I call a USER. I'd be done with her period. Just my opinion about people like that.
    Linda

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    I hate call waiting! When a person puts you on hold to take another call, then comes back & says they need to take this call, it just makes you feel unimportant. I think I would distance myself from that "friend."

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCY View Post
    I hate call waiting! When a person puts you on hold to take another call, then comes back & says they need to take this call, it just makes you feel unimportant. I think I would distance myself from that "friend."
    I agree. The only reason I see for call waiting is for an emergency. Even on my cell, unless it is one of my kids, I do not take another all while speaking with someone. And then, if not an emergency I go right back to my original call.
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    So true that we are only taken advantage of if we allow it. For most things I have the three strikes and you're out rule. First time maybe I'm mistaken, second time humm this might be something I need to watch, third time you're out.

    I hate call waiting too. Nine times out of ten I would disconnect someone by mistake so I don't use it anymore. With caller ID it's not like we won't know who to call back.

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    I don't like that call waiting thing either! I also think your "friend" is user, I call those people fair weather friends. I am sure she does other people like that too. I always feel like those type of people are usually just to much weight on me. I hope you can back off graciously and just remember it is only a friendship only for THEIR need.
    Have a better day!

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    Next time she ask you to do something for her.......tell her "I can't I have plans with a friend."

    I agree with Joy.....I would distance myself from that "friend".
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