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Old MacDonald Checks His Voice Mail.
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Triple Witching Hour in Apartment 3-K.
Tags:witching hour, witching hours, witch, witches, antisocial, introvert, introverts, introversion, introverted, phone message, phone messages, answering machine, answering machines, keep to yourself, keeping to yourself, worst fear, worst fears, nightmare, nightmares, visit, visits, visitor, visitors
"I'm sorry I'm not available to answer you personally right now. Please leave your name and a message with the time and date you tried to reach me, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Please wait for the beep."
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"Your call is important to us. Please hold for four hours, howl obscenities, punch a hole in the wall, and hang up."
"To talk about the 76% of my time preparing lectures, press one. To talk about why adjunct professors teach most of the classes, press two, to talk. . ."
'This model sends back a pre-recorded message to any hacker.'
"I'm sorry, I can't talk to you now, but please leave your name and number after the sound of the tone and I'll call you back a little after twilight!"
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"You have no new messages."
(If the phone rings in my office, and no one is there to hear it, does it really ring? ..... oh, and the answering machine is broken.)
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"Nothing to speak of. Someone left a Bronx cheer on your voice mail."
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"...The Spirits are out at the moment, but if you'd like to leave a message...."
'Your call is very important to us, so please continue to hold.'
"The tide is out at the moment, but if you'd like to leave a message..."
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'I don't know if the cat is away ot not - I got his answering machine.'
4 Panel - on how aggrivating voice mail and computerized answering can be.
"I see, your name is Dad. And what family did you say you're with?"
"I can't take your message at the moment as I'm on a beach sipping a daiquiri, thank you for holding, your call is important to us."
Tags:holding message, holding message, call, calls, phone call, phone calls, answering machine, answering machines, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, out of office, out of office message, out of office messages, ignore, ignores, ignoring, avoid, avoids, avoiding, customer service, customer service representative, customer service representatives
"Hi, this is Larry, the warm, human voice that pops in during your exasperating tour through our company's automated phone answering system, gets your hopes up and then dashes them to the rocks before you can utter a word. Please hold!"
The Black Hole Of Messages
"People are sick of 'automated' systems, they want to talk to real people..."
"If you have a touch tone telephone, please choose from the following 12,847 options. . ."
Never fails. Stay in all week, not one call. Step out for an hour to preach...
"Hello. You have reached the Palace. If you wish to speak to the King, press '1' now. If you wish to speak to the Queen, press '2' now. If you wish to speak to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, press '3' now. And if you wish to speak to the Minister of Cul
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