Do you leave messages on answering machines?

I hate it.. I leave a message and replay it over and over in my head.. They suck, clinics, government, businesses, etc..

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  • Orphan

    I miss my landline cordless and my answering machine :(

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  • olderdude-xx

    I find both answering machines and voicemail useful. It tells about the subject of the call.

    I still have a landline (with an answering machine), along with a cellphone (with voicemail). I almost never answer them unless I recognize the phone number or business due to the prevalence of junk phone calls (and now junk text messages as well).

    I only return calls where there is a message about something that applies to me.

    I also leave voice messages about who I am and why I called with people. They almost always call back.

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  • noid

    I like voicemail and I like when people leave a message so I know what they were calling about and if I really want/need to call them back. I also like to leave a message and say what I want to say. It’s harder to get it right when I have to talk to the person.

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  • LloydAsher

    My voicemail app on my phone doesnt work so I perfer if people text me. I have different ways to contact my boss so if they cant immediately get back to me, they will notice that I tried to call. And send me a message if its urgent enough, or I have the time to take another phone call.

    Not because I cant leave a message but because the problem is often too complex to be explained over a voicemail.

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  • MikeJo27

    Yeah, I do sweat it sometimes but it's normal to. When I'm calling my patients I sometimes stumble over my words but it happens to everyone. Phone anxiety is real but you can overcome it.

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  • Bassmachine

    I forget how to talk after the tone so I just hang up the phone.

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  • kikilizzo

    I don't think i've recieved a voice mail since like 2008.
    I've never even seen an answering machine in real life.

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  • Somenormie

    I don't bother with the voice mail I give them a message instead.

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    • olderdude-xx

      That only works if the other person is calling from a cellphone, or is calling a cellphone.

      Landlines still exist (and most businesses and government agencies will call from a landline).

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  • donteatstuffoffthesidewalk

    it annoys me when people i know call and leave messages when im not available

    i can already see that you called for fucks sake and now i gotta call voicemail and listen to you tell me you called

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  • AsterBean

    depends. If it's work, I love it. If it's personal, I usually just call back later or text.

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  • 1WeirdGuy

    I always bomb the voice-mail.

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