Why can people not leave a decent voice mail message? My outgoing message is pretty straightforward, in which I first apologize for not being able to take the call, then follow that up with a suggestion that, if the caller leaves me a detailed message, I will get back to them as soon as possible.
But without fail, I frequently get the message:“Hey dude, it’s me. Call me back when you get this.”
Frankly, I don’t like talking on the phone too much. I just don’t. I prefer to play Angry Birds on my phone. And yes, I use my voice mail to screen my phone calls.
So “hey buddy, just wondering what you were doing, hit me back, yo!” isn’t going to get you a return call from me.
I would much prefer:
“Hey dude, it’s me. I found that alpaca fur you were looking for. I was thinking we could talk about it over mimosas while watching bugs get zapped tomorrow night.”
Now there is a voice mail message I will return with some alacrity.