Sunday, January 13, 2008


Hello, I can't come to the phone right now. If you'd leave me a message I'd get back to you as soon as possible.

Hi there. Umm.. It's Andrew. You know, I hate answering machines. They defeat the purpose of calling someone. I mean I might as well email or leave a message on any one of the billions of message-board style communication mediums. Frankly those are better because I'm not put in the unusual situation of having to come up with something without a backspace key.. Also, I've heard what I sound like on tape. I wouldn't wish that voice on anyone. This has been a long message. I'm surprised I haven't been cut off. Some of those cheap answering machines have so little space on them that you can barely get a message out. Have you noticed you always get cut off at a point that makes it sound like you're insane or insulting:

"Hi there, well, I've been thinking and I'm come to the conclusion that you're just as much an asshole as.." beep!

"Hi there, It's me again, I was about to say just as much an asshole as I've been so I really shouldn't be mad.. Ok, well if you.." beep!


Try calling back.. nope.. tape full. ha! You'll have to learn to talk in sound bites.

So, you known what. I'm not going to tell you why I've called. I'm going to leave you my number and get you on the phone so I can talk to you. I've got more to ask you from you than a question. I want more from you than a reply. So call me back. My number is

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