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    Hello everybody,
    I recently arrived in Ireland and got a simple question: Why do most ladies do not answer calls from landline phones?

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    Security mainly, I would have thought.

    Possibly eliminates some time-wasters too ...
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    Because landline equal telephone box, usually. Which means someone is up to no good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucy chambers View Post
    Because landline equal telephone box, usually. Which means someone is up to no good.

    Whats a telephone box????

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    Quote Originally Posted by poggo View Post
    Whats a telephone box????

    Poggo......
    Back in the old days, they used to have telephones on public streets, where you'd put in money like in a slot machine, and would be able to make a phone call in them. I know, it sounds crazy but that's what they did.

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    er, call box? Phone booth? I don't bloody know, I can barely speak english.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poggo View Post
    Whats a telephone box????

    Poggo......
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    Urgs, we get a bit OT here guys... but seriously:
    I mean landline phones can't be switched off, cellphones can, so I really do not get the "security" reason. Do not get me wrong lads&gals I do not want to change the situation (hardly can) I am simply interested in reasons for this, as I am not used to it.
    Last edited by bakedbeans; 25-08-10 at 21:11.

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    We need ot have your mobile number so that it can be checked against the bad client lists. Also, everybody has a mobile, if someone rings from a landline it is easy to call from anywhere. No one will answer a witheld or a landline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poggo View Post
    Whats a telephone box????

    Poggo......
    The box that your phone comes in when you buy it.

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