Someone polled over 1,200 Americans and asked what their go-to excuse is when they get a phone call and don’t want to answer it.
The calls we’re most likely to avoid are ones we know will be time-consuming. Calls from whiny or needy people are next. Around half of us will also ignore a call if we know it’s someone who needs a favor. And 41% of us will avoid calls if we’re in public.
Here are the top five excuses people use after dodging someone’s call:
It also looked at the top PEOPLE we dodge calls from. And you’d expect family to be #1. But, friends are actually first, then family, coworkers, our boss, and our significant other.