Do you guys call your love if you plan on being late?

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Do you guys call your love if you plan on being late?

K101 K101
My family & I were discussing this whole topic about calling your spouse when you're going to be reallllly late coming home. It came up because my mom is the manager of a certain store where she's been robbed and held at gun point 3 times now, and since it's around Christmas time, robberies are way more common, and usually she'll text or call one person in the family after work letting us know she's okay and on her way home. Tonight though, she went to see a movie with a friend, which was really good since she needed some fun, but we got to worrying about her and someone else said she should've called one of us to let us know she'd be extra late.

So then we had a discussion on whether or not it should be a "rule" to call your spouse if you plan on being super duper late coming home. I kind of was leaning towards 'no big deal.' But of course being robbed on a regular basis makes you a little more conscious about this sort of thing, hence the reason my mom likes to talk to one of us when she can on most days.

So do you guys call and let each other know when you'll be real late? If you're not in a relationship, what do you think? Do you think you should call?

I personally don't think much of it. I mean if it was reallllly late, I'd start worrying about my partner. I hardly have to worry about calling in since I'm never excessively late, so I've never actually felt the need to call my partner except on very few occasions when I knew he'd be worried sick about me.

I can see it being important though, to call if you're the type of person who lives in a less-than-calm area or just to let your spouse know you're okay. My partner, during our discussion says he thinks a call or text is really important if you're going to be super late. He calls me to chat when he gets a chance while working, but he's usually home around a certain time. He has called me before though, to let me know he'd be late. I'm not really quick to worry though because he has 3 other employees with him at almost all times, so an accident isn't something I worry excessively about.

What about you? Do you guys call? Is this an important "rule" -- gosh, I don't like calling something like this a rule. I view a "rule" to be sort of like something you don't wanna do, but you do it cause ya have to. Kind of like when you tell the kids not to run their hands down the cans in the grocery store and they obey, but you know they'd love nothing more than to drag their hands down those cans and run. I guess it's more common courtesy than a rule. An agreement. Or something like that.

Well, let's hear it.
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Yes. We always call each other if we plan to be real late.
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54  (83%)
No. Who cares? Let them worry.
Depends.
BrittaniMaree
1  (2%)
I don't have a partner, but I call my parents to let them know I'm going to be late so they don't worry.
JennSenn
1  (2%)
Other.
*Camoprincess* , KyotoAngel , Falsepast , Girly Juice
4  (6%)
Not usually.
darthkitt3n , Rod Ronald , Rossie , damnbul12 , FLIPxMODE
5  (8%)
Total votes: 65
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Kat and Aaron(aaron) Kat and Aaron(aaron)
I usually call, late or not.
12/09/2012
hanjonatan hanjonatan
i live alone, but i would call in that situation.
12/09/2012
darkr darkr
Depends on how late it's going to be and if I remember to
12/09/2012
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
He usually goes to work right before I get home so it doesn't really matter if I come home late. I'll call if I'm stopping to do something like pay a bill or something so he doesn't do it as well.
12/09/2012
Living Doll Living Doll
Yes. Common courtesy.
12/09/2012
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Yes, I do call. If I'm working and he's home, he's usually cooking dinner for me, so it's a courtesy for both of us.
12/09/2012
amazon amazon
It is courtesy. With text and e-mail and cell phones, it's too easy to not call or message the person.
12/09/2012
TransGuy14 TransGuy14
Yes i call
12/09/2012
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I always do, my wife on the other hand never does. I have to call her to find out why she is running late.
12/09/2012
Gracie Gracie
I leave when I get to a stopping point rather than a certian time. I call as I leave work.
12/09/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
He always calls me when he's on his break at work to let me know if he'll be working over or getting out on time. He then calls as he's leaving to let me know that he's on his way home. He's been like this from when we first started dating and it was snowing one night and I asked him to let me know that he got home safely. He thought it was sweet that I was worrying about him and has found it important ever since.

It's very rare that I go anywhere without him, but I would also do the same for him.
12/09/2012
sXeVegan90 sXeVegan90
I call.
12/09/2012
Sammi Sammi
We always call each other if we're going to be late. Five or ten minutes isn't a big deal, but later than that and we always let the other one know.
12/09/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
We text, but yes. I'm super paranoid so if he's more than 10 minutes late I start to seriously freak out. He's not like that, but I text out of courtesy.
12/09/2012
js250 js250
We always call each other. Especially after the car wreck....
12/09/2012
Kitka Kitka
We're always calling each other to keep one another updated.
12/09/2012
kdlt kdlt
I usually send a quick text, especially if we had plans and I'm going to be more than 10 minutes late. But most people that know me know that I'm always 5-10 minutes late haha.
12/09/2012
G&L G&L
I usually let her know if I'm running late and she returns the courtesy.
12/09/2012
Anne Anne
Yes, otherwise he thinks i'm dead. i'm not kidding
12/09/2012
MrsHouseWife MrsHouseWife
My husband and i always call each other was we are leaving work or if we know we are going to be working late or hanging out with friends. It’s not a rule we made, it just cause we worry about each other. My husband’s worries cause I catch public transport and I worry cause of my husband’s job.
12/09/2012
Rossie Rossie
I would, but my husband doesn't do it all the time, and it bugs the heck out of me, making me worried something might have happened to him.
12/09/2012
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
I always call or message my partner when I have one when I am going to be late. Usually though I send a I am headed home or to you right before I leave. If I am gone longer then I probably should be my parents usually call to find out where I am or I will let them know that I am not going to be home right away. That is just the way I was raised if you are going to be late you should let someone know.
12/09/2012
Ayumi Ayumi
We usually try to call each other no matter what. It's pretty much a rule, especially if you are going to be late. My partner struggled with this at first, but we talked about it and he expressed that he realizes it is selfish to be with someone and think that they don't worry, shouldn't worry, or not care if they worry about you. No matter what the circumstances are, it is our opinion, that you should do your utmost to make contact with your loved ones if you can regarding your whereabouts.
12/09/2012
Kdlips Kdlips
yes
12/09/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
We're both good about letting the other know if we're going to be home later than expected.
12/09/2012
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by K101
My family & I were discussing this whole topic about calling your spouse when you're going to be reallllly late coming home. It came up because my mom is the manager of a certain store where she's been robbed and held at gun point 3 times ...
Not usually.
12/09/2012
Bethy Cassatt Bethy Cassatt
I always call if I'm going to be late.
12/09/2012
Taylor Taylor
Yes, at the very least I will send a text. I do that for everyone, not just my partner. I think it is rude to keep people waiting.
12/09/2012
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
My bf calls if he is going to be 20 mins late
12/09/2012
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