My mother and the telephone

carla17(Z7 NC)September 8, 2008

What can you do about a woman who leaves her phone off the hook? She has trouble hearing too and that is with hearing aids!!!


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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

Keep reminding yourself that someday, you will be old too and people will have no idea what you're doing or saying most of the time. Think of it as revenge.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 1:33PM
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Terry Crawford

Carla, is she leaving the phone off the hook on purpose or on accident?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 5:48PM
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carla17(Z7 NC)

Terry, by accident.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 6:56PM
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sammy zone 7 Tulsa

Very seriously Carla, why don't you get her another line and phone? Whatever type of contract you or she has, I don't think a second phone is that expensive. Then call her to tell her to hang up the first phone and stay on the line until she does it.

If that doesn't work, call the phone company or AARP and find out what you can do. There should be a sensible back up system you could use.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 9:00PM
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Terry Crawford

So she doesn't have a cell phone, then? I think Sammy's right; she needs another phone that she can stick in her pocket and carry around. There's a cell phone for seniors called the Jitter Bug with big numbers that I've seen advertised at the local hearing aide store; might work for her.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 12:01AM
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Can you call a neighbor of Moms and ask them to run over and alert to your calling and the busy line?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 1:35PM
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