Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Answering machine etiquette

An answering machine message, unlike an offthe-cuff remark or rumor or discussion, can be saved and replayed and misinterpreted and overanalyzed and overreacted to and thrown back in your face. Not only that, but you never know who’s going to be listening on the other end. Here are six messages never to leave on a date’s machine:
  • You’re the best I’ve ever had.
  • I never want to see you again.
  • It’s me. Give me a call.
  • Next time, we’ll go out.
  • Your mother is hot.
  • Can I have your friend’s phone number?

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