Them: Hello? Hello?? Are you there?
Me: Yes, I'm--
Or how about:
Me: Hi! This is Red--
Them: Hahahahahahahahaha..hah...ahaha...hahaha....ha ha
Them: Looks like I found the speaker button! Now....if I can juuust find the message button.....
Them: Oh well. In case I do, leave a message after the beep!
Attention people. I didn't think we needed to have this conversation, but after the other day doing callbacks, you leave me no choice. The following answering machine/voicemail message is acceptable:
Hi! You've reached Redgirl! Leave your name, number, and a brief message, and I'll return your call as soon as possible!
Finally, I did not say:
It's like the baby turtle Squirt on Nemo giving instructions to Marlin.
I feel like I have to flag some of our clients' numbers for a do-not-call list.
So tell me.
How does your voicemail rate?