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What are your personal guidelines as far as the earliest in the day you'll call someone and the latest in the evening you'll call, if you don't know their sleep/wake habits?

Asked by jca (29307 points ) August 18th, 2012

What are your personal guidelines as far as the earliest in the day you’ll call someone and the latest in the evening you’ll call, if you don’t know their sleep/wake habits?

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syz's avatar

10am, 9pm.

marinelife's avatar

10 A.M., 9 or 10 P.m. depending on the calee’s sleep habits and phone habits.

Buttonstc's avatar

10 AM to 10PM.

SuperMouse's avatar

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

zenvelo's avatar

8 a.m. weekdays, 9:30 a.m. weekends. And I don’t call after 9 p.m.

wonderingwhy's avatar

0700 & 1800 if it’s a business contact
0900 & 2100 if it’s someone I know

Thinking about typical exceptions to the general guidelines I find I usually call earlier when it’s business related and later when it’s personal.

Shippy's avatar

Interesting question. Here in SA the cut off time is 8pm and first calls 8am.

hug_of_war's avatar

weekday: 9am-7pm
weekend: 10am-8pm

OpryLeigh's avatar

Weekdays 8am until 9pm
Weekends 9.30am until 9pm

Judi's avatar

9:30 am 7:30 pm.

downtide's avatar

Personal calls from 10am til 9pm. Business calls from 9am.

gailcalled's avatar

My brand new doctor, who seems to be high-functioning Asperger’s, called me as promised, with results from blood work…at 7:30 AM. “HI, this is Doctor Clueless, did I wake you?” I guess that is better than waiting for two weeks and then nagging the office staff.

Never after 9:30 PM with people whose habits I know, unless I had an emergency.

I stay up to 1:00 AM, my sister is in bed with lights out by 9:30 and awake at 5:00AM. We are very careful that our windows overlap.

cookieman's avatar

9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Same as the mouse.

CWOTUS's avatar

I won’t call anyone before I’m awake or after I go to sleep. That’s an iron law that I have never broken, and I feel confident in swearing that I never will. Never.

Kardamom's avatar

10 AM to 7 PM. After 7, a lot of older folks and not so older folks will most likely be watching something on TV and people get irritated when you interrupt their shows. Several of my relatives are teachers and they go to bed by 8 PM, so after 7, I try not to call anyone unless they’ve given me reason to believe it’s a good time.

Jeruba's avatar

Not before noon, not after 9 p.m.

And don’t bother to phone me before noon either. No one will answer.

At 9 p.m. there’ll be someone awake here for at least 8 more hours, but we don’t assume that everyone else keeps our hours, and we wish they’d show us the same consideration. We don’t do mornings.

wundayatta's avatar

After 8 am and until 10:30 pm on week days. Unless it has to do with the kids bus, and then it could be as early as 7:30 am.

After 10 am and until 10:30 pm on weekends.

YARNLADY's avatar

I would call between 9 am and 9 pm for general stuff. I always ask people not to call me before 12 noon, but those robo calls start at 9 am so I turn off my phone.

Supacase's avatar

10am – 8pm

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

Weekdays (Monday – Friday) 0930 to 1900. Saturday and Sunday, anything past 1300 to 19000. Sunday’s supposed to be a day of rest dammit, any hour of the morning on a Sunday is just bad form.

gailcalled's avatar

@lightsourcetrickster:19000 is too late for me/

lightsourcetrickster's avatar

Exactly…nineteenthousandandnever.

Judi's avatar

I just went and visited my grandson who is 6 and living with his family (my daughter and ger husband) at a missionary training facility.
He wants visitors and put a note on their front door asking people to visit him after 10:00 AM and before 10:00 PM. It’s so cute and be did it all on his own.

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