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I hate talking to answering machines and usually hang up
when I get one. I think it's because they're so hard to talk to
they just don't give you any help. There should be a
that listens for pauses whilst it records and gives reassuring
'mmheh' type noises of the kind that real
people give to
they're listening and that you're making sense.
||I used to have a greeting that sounded, like, well ... a greeting
Yell-o - Hey! What's goin' on? - (Beep)
||My stepson's voicemail message used to be:-
"Hello, Mike here.
||Sorry, can't talk now, leave a message."
||Me, I don't have an answering machine. If I did, I'd like a version of this idea that detected mumbling and hesitancy and then said in a barely-restrained tone "Put the phone down, think about what you want to say , call again, then say it".