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'This is the voice mailbox of Rip Van Winkle. You have forty seven thousand two hundred and six messages...'
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'Thank you for your enquiry. This is an automated response...'
"Let the machine pick up."
"One knock for yes, two knocks to leave a message, three knocks to speak to an advisor..."
'You have 17 new conflicting messages...'
"No one's available to answer the door. At the sound of the beep, please leave."
Never fails. Stay in all week, not one call. Step out for an hour to preach...
'Sorry, no one is here, however, your money is important to us...so leave your name and number, and we'll get back to you...'
Perfect end to a lousy day - man praying gets God's answer machine.
"Oh! It's you! I was expecting the machine."
'I'm away from my desk. At the sound, please leave a message.' (Man has horn in his hand).
'Click-beep-click...you have six new apocalyptic messages.'
'This is a recording???'
'Law offices...warning: all calls may be recorded for blackmail purposes...'
'Your call is important to us...but not important encough for us to hire additional staff to talk to you.'
'Oh no, it's his answer machine again!'
'You have one new message and three saved messages.'
'Thank you for holding.'
S�ance "I'm through to your husbands voice-mail"
'Beep... Hello, it's the Black Knight again... Could we move our fight to Thursday morning? Call me back...'
'No-one's in right now. But if you leave your street and number I'll get to you as soon as I can.'
I'm away from my desk or on the other line. Leave a message at the sound of my impersonation of a beep.
I'm away from my desk, please leave a message after my interpretation of a beep.
'It's that automated heavy breathing again.'
'Your call is important enough to us to have me coming live as we speak!'