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    #1

    Please help with your take on this

    This was sent
    Thank You for calling please don't stop talking to me.
    Here's reply
    Sorry I get so frustrated with you.
    What's you take I'm trying to figure out if this is being mean or nice.

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    #2

    Re: Please help with your take on this

    Quote Originally Posted by tracracin View Post
    This message was sent to someone.

    "Thank you for calling. Please don't stop talking to me."

    Here's the reply.

    "Sorry I get so frustrated with you."

    What's your take? I'm trying to figure out if this is being mean or nice.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my corrections above. It's important to start every sentence with a capital letter and end every sentence with a single, appropriate punctuation mark.

    Were either of those messages sent by a non-native speaker? Which part of the exchange are you trying to work out?

    I note that your profile says that you are a native English speaker. As such, you need to be aware that learners on this forum will assume that everything you write is correct. It's important that you ensure your posts are correct in terms of capitalisation, punctuation, spelling and grammar. If any part of your member profile is inaccurate, please correct it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Please help with your take on this

    Honesty is not the same thing as meanness.

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    #4

    Re: Please help with your take on this

    Thank you for calling. Please don't stop talking to me.

    I think that is a strange thing to ask anybody. The speaker probably meant "please don't hesitate to call me" or "please feel free to call me".
    I am not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: Please help with your take on this

    I look forward to hearing back from the OP at some point but I assumed the context was something like a phone call between two people who had had an argument. One of them had broken the ice by phoning the other one, who then utters the opening sentence expressing their gratitude for the call and perhaps reinforcing their desire for the other person to continue to speak to them. I took the second sentence to be an explanation for why the speaker might not have previously phoned and perhaps even the basis for the argument.

    However, when the OP revisits the thread, we might find out!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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