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What is the funniest, best, or most creative/original outgoing message you have ever heard on a telephone answering machine?

Asked by JackAdams (6515points) September 22nd, 2008

My examples:

A female friend, who didn’t really want folks to leave messages at certain times, would play the chorus from this song as her outgoing message.

The Most Inventive/Creative message I have ever heard was, “Each month, $1,000 is paid to the one who leaves the best message on this machine. Last month, the winner was…”

I think the Funniest Message was created by a husband & wife who said: (Husband)“We aren’t available right now, because we’re making love. We’ll call you back, when we are done.” (Wife) ” SIXTY SECONDS.”

A buddy created this one for his machine: ”...and at the ‘beep’ tone, please leave your name, your home address, the hours you will NOT be at home, and a complete description of your stereo equipment.”

Have YOU heard one (or created one yourself) that you’d like to share with the group?

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dalepetrie's avatar

When I was in college a friend of mine had a roommate who put a quote from Cool Hand Luke on his machine….

“What we’ve got here is…failure to communicate. Some men you just can’t reach.” Then he just said, “So, leave a message.”

maybe_KB's avatar

Ahh, I got cha!
Leave a message…
That one burns!
(Esp. when you’re a Customer Service Rep. & your calling 50 different people a day)

JackAdams's avatar

A guy I know paraphrased Dirty Harry on his outgoing message with, ”...this is a SONY, the most powerful Answering Machine in the world, and would blow your message clean off, so you’ve got to ask yourself a question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, Punk? If so, leave a message. Go ahead: MAKE MY DAY!”

He sounded just like Clint Eastwood, too!

SpatzieLover's avatar

Who knows where we are, or what we’re doing, but I’m sure we’d love to talk to you when we get home.
Mine. But I hate phones so I doubt I’ll call back. Email or PM me & I’ll jab away ;)

shrubbery's avatar

My friend had heavy breathing, followed by “I am your father…. leave a message” in a deep voice.

My sister’s boyfriend has one of those “hello?” ones where you think he’s answered the phone, like maybe_KB said.

ckinyc's avatar

side note: I had a Kenwood phone with answering machine built-in. It has two recording modes. The normal and the one will start recording as soon as the machine picks up the call. It would be perfect for these funny outgoing messages because you can capture the callers’ reactions.

I only had a normal outgoing message but I heard some fuuny stuff! Well, at least I know who just hang up without leaving a message. Oh, that’s before caller ID.

JackAdams's avatar

I heard a cassette recording of a dude who evidently recorded his outgoing message while making love, and you could hear his lady moaning loudly in the background (either that, or it was the soundtrack of a porno movie), while he was saying, “Hi, I’m rather busy right now, but I’ll call you back as soon as this babe lets me up…”

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