A selection of the typical phone messages on my machine:
- “This is an important message for [name garbled]. If you are [name garbled], please press 1 now; if you need to bring [name garbled] to the phone, press 2 now…”
- “…hello? Hello?!” [click]
- Hold music for about fifteen seconds, followed by (2).
This accounts for about 99% of the messages I ever get that aren’t just hang-ups. This is possibly a sign that I need more of a life, or maybe less of a phone service.